2022 Finalist/Winner Best Traditional Western
Will Rogers Medallion Awards
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NOVEL CHRONICLING BUFFALO SOLDIER HORROR WINS BEST NOVEL AND FINALIST NODS
“… a fascinating read … The story of a white boy turned Native American warrior is explored against the backdrop of the little-known Buffalo Soldier Tragedy of 1877.” –Donovan’s Bookshelf
MINNEAPOLIS, MN/TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, JUNE 16th—D. Laszlo Conhaim’s Western saga THE UNREDEEMED placed Finalist Best Novel in the Western Fictioneers’ Peacemaker Awards yesterday and is a Best Traditional Novel winner in the distinguished Will Rogers Medallion Awards to be announced at a gala event on October 29th in Fort Worth, TX.
In this sequel to Conhaim’s 2017 release Comanche Captive (recommended by Library Journal), U.S. Army searcher Scott Renald chooses to pursue a white Indian warrior, accused of scalping a settler, over finding a black toddler taken by Indians. Guided by an Apache woman-warrior, Renald’s conscience-plagued quest for young Karl Hermann leads him to the tragedy of the 10th Cavalry of Buffalo Soldiers, ordered into a heatwave to chase reservation breakouts—a climax that embroils all the players.
The Unredeemed is the second installment chronologically in a trilogy launched by Comanche Captive and concluding with the award-winning All Man’s Land (2019), which draws inspiration from the life and legacy of Paul Robeson.
Writes Black American West scholar Michael N. Searles in the Western Writers of America magazine Roundup, “From its beginning, America has confronted the question, ‘How much do Black lives matter?’ During slavery, Black lives were measured by their economic value, but after slavery Black lives lost much of their monetary and social value … A novel can connect the past with the present … D. László Conhaim’s novels pursue social and racial concerns woven into the traditional Western. In The Unredeemed, redeemer Scott Renald struggles with whether he should seek to rescue a little Black girl when the larger society does not care … Conhaim presents a more accurate American West in all of its colors and dimensions with the imagined story unfolding within the context of real people, places and events … a story well told.”
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Conhaim lives in Israel where he operates a consultancy providing English communications services to businesses and government.
For more information on D. Laszlo Conhaim, visit his website: dlaszloconhaim.com
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