Reviews, The Silverberg Business

“Steeped in the early history of Texas’s statehood and laced with eerie portents of supernatural horror, the outstanding latest from Wexler (The Painting and the City) impresses with its originality and inventiveness…Wexler keeps his twisty plot refreshingly unpredictable and endows his characters—even the non-talking skullheads—with vividly realized personalities that enliven his surreal, atmospheric tale.” —Starred Review, Publisher’s Weekly

“In this effective, creeping, weird-western novel, time slips, hands fold, and something ancient brews. Wexler refuses to give the reader all of the answers, instead leaving them with a slight, satisfying shiver and visions of stormy seas.” —Leah von Essen, Booklist Online

“A weird but oddly convincing creature feature.” —Kirkus

“…one of the mostly deeply weird novels I’ve read in some time, at times hallucinatory and dreamlike, at other times gritty and naturalistic…As bizarre as Wexler’s landscapes may be, they’re populated by characters of genuine resonance, from Shannon himself to that mysterious skull-faced saloon lady and even the lead poker player Ring Hand, who emerges as a tragic figure despite his inability to speak in more than barks and growls. But like those hellish landscapes and that weird saloon, I expect these folks, trapped in their own dark realities, will haunt me for some time to come. —Gary Wolfe, Locus, August 2022