William T. Vollmann: The Dying Grass, Part I

KCRW's Bookworm show

Summary: The rise of corporate America begins with the ruthless acquisition of Indian land in this massively researched epic which evokes the language, the food, and the lost customs of the Nez Perce.  This is the first of two conversations about William Vollman?s novel of the 1877 war that destroyed the Nez Perce.