“Sweet Land of Bigamy” is not a linear novel. It skips around in time, sometimes by a decade and sometimes by a matter of days or hours. The unexpectedness of the opening scene — Helen hiking up the Black Elk Mountains with the Hindu pundit who’s to perform her (second) wedding ceremony — is a frightfully fresh scenario, the perfect doorway into a thick, thorny story.”

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