by Arthur Slade
Matthew, Robert's seven-year-old brother, vanishes on the way to town. Four weeks later, his parents don't speak about Matthew, and as time passes, it's as if Matthew never existed. Meanwhile, the whole town of Horshoe, Sakatchewan, is memerized by a mysterious, pale man who promises to bring much-needed rain to the drought-stricken farms. An hypnotic, slow-moving novel with a very creepy ending.