Benjamin Capps has been called the Texas author whose work will be read 100 years from now, but Clayton notes that Caps has not been the frequent subject of nationally disseminated critical interpretation, perhaps because he is an anomaly—a writer of serious, literary fiction set in the West. Notable are Capps's perceptive characterizations and his use of historical background and folklore.
" . . . valuable . . . source material for those who know Capps' work . . . or future readers who desire a knowledgeable . . . introduction to it."—Western American Literature
"An insightful biography . . . includes an excellent bibliography and index."—Western Historical Quarterly
"The Texas Writers Series . . . provides the . . . scholarly attention that . . . Capps . . . would get if he lived in Boston and wrote of New England."—Bloomsbury Review