Rural Colorado brought lyrically to life in Shelley Read’s tale about a young woman in a world of men


Shelley Read's tale is a gentle, lyrical affair. Photo: Andi Tippie

Emily Hourican

Go as a River starts with the contemplation of a drowned village. A small homeland in rural Colorado sunk to the bottom of a man-made lake, the Blue Mesa Reservoir. It ends by the shores of this same body of water.