The October selection for the Radio Bookclub is Winter Counts by author David Heska Wanbli Weiden. The book tells the story of Virgil Wounded Horse, the local enforcer on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. When justice is denied by the American legal system or the tribal council, Virgil is hired to deliver his own punishment. But when heroin makes its way into the reservation and finds Virgil’s nephew, his vigilantism becomes personal.
This edition of the Radio Bookclub with David Heska Wanbli Weiden was recorded at the Boulder Bookstore on Monday, October 5 and was broadcast on KGNU at 9am on Thursday, October 22.
Listen to more of our conversation with David Heska Wanbli Weiden at the Radio Bookclub podcast.
The Radio Bookclub is a collaboration between KGNU and the Boulder Bookstore. Every month, Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder Bookstore, selects a book to inspire listeners to read along together. The author will then join us in-studio for a discussion that airs the fourth Thursday of every month at 9am.
Photo of David Heska Wanbli Weiden by Aslan Chalom