"Every character Alice comes into contact with is real; the reader can see, smell, touch the world around her. ... Pierce weaves a beautiful story of the search for identity, of finding your way when you don't know where you're going and, indeed, the insufficiency of maps in getting there." Read the full review
Pierce’s striking debut introduces readers to five-year-old Alice, a young Native American girl whose short life has been lived entirely through the looking glass. Hers is a hardscrabble, itinerant life in a surreal desert wonderland of lonely bus stops and ramshackle trailer parks in the American West.