Forty Crows is a remarkable journey of one man's search for meaning after his father dies, his brother disappears, and he enters into Mexico to study the paintings of Diego Rivera. Behind a shimmering, permeable curtain, strangeness and illumination is to be found--from underground boxing, art that comes to life, and the steely bonds of love, even with the departed. Stevenson's body of work is varied, intriguing, brave and compelling..
~ Jo-Ann Mapson, Los Angeles Times bestselling author of Solomon's Oak, Bad Girl Creek and Blue Rodeo.
Praise for the author's earlier work including Letters from Chamonix, winner of the Banff Mountain Book Award:
"Stevenson accomplishes what every narrative writer should aspire to, fiction or nonfiction: making readers forget where they actually are. The written reality overpowers the outside world."
~ Craig Childs, in Cirque
With Letters from Chamonix, Stevenson demonstrates his ability as one of the great prose stylists of modern climbing literature. His words reflect that shift in vision that arrives at the most intense and quiet moments . . .
~ Katie Ives, Alpinist
It's in these ethereal interstices of the stories that Stevenson explores the heady themes we all experience . . . isolation, solitude, joy, danger, pain, death.
~ Cameron M. Burns in The American Alpine Journal
There are only a handful of writers that exhibit Stevenson's mastery of tenderness with such harsh and heavy subjects. Of those writers, not one of them is as vulnerable or bleeds as much humility.
~ Nicholas Dighiera, www.wordsworthing.com