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Praise for Horse Latitudes: a novel by Morris Collins

“About a quarter of the way through Horse Latitudes, a woman askslat2
Ethan, the book’s troubled protagonist, if he wants to die or if he’s
just an asshole?  “Ethan didn’t see why it had to be one or the
other,” Morris Collins writes.  And that was when I knew: this is the
best debut novel of the year, hands down.  Comparisons to Joseph
Conrad, Graham Greene and Malcolm Lowry practically write themselves,
but Horse Latitudes also calls to mind such modern noir greats as
James Crumley and Kem Nunn.  Ethan’s story is a febrile journey into
an unknown landscape, a table-side seat at a game of Russian roulette
that has no winners.  It’s also erudite, funny and sexy as hell.”

Rebecca Oppenheimer, Events Coordinator at The Ivy Bookshop

“Morris Collins’ Horse Latitudes reads like a Graham Greene novel for the twenty-first century, reinventing the citizen abroad for a new global age, one where the quest for redemption and righteousness still rarely leads to clarity, only cloudier choices, unfair outcomes, darker ambiguities. Ambitious and striking, Horse Latitudes delivers, offering readers an adventurous moral thriller–and a truly powerful debut.”

Matt Bell, author of In the House Upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods

“In the best tradition of Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim and Malcolm Lowry’s Under the Volcano, Morris Collins’ Horse Latitudes is a remarkable debut novel, detailing one man’s quest for redemption through a quixotic adventure in Central America, couched in brilliant, bold lyricism, flavored with heartbreak and danger. Fast-paced and hypnotic, it holds you in its spell and won’t let go, leaving images like exotic souvenirs in its wake.

William J. Cobb, author of The Bird Saviors