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In the 1850s, Håkan, a young Swedish immigrant, travels on foot from San Francisco to New York in search of his brother, Linus. Without money or English, Håkan finds himself lost in a continent of which he knows nothing. A woman at the head of a criminal gang finds him and takes him to an inn she owns in Clangston, a one-block-long town in the middle of the desert. Read the excerpt here.