New Photo Illustrated Edition of Badlands, the acclaimed 1996 Book-of-the-Month novel by Melinda Camber Porter.
Badlands received a Star Review from Donna Seaman of Booklist. “In the South Dakota Badlands Melinda Camber Porter so powerfully conjures is a place where wounds don’t heal."
"A Novel of Startling Lyricism." Publishers Weekly
““Badlands has a narrative with a weighty sensuality that carries the reader forward in a kind of drunken, dreamlike state.” New York Times
“Badlands is a very strong, very intelligent and very intriguing novel.” Joyce Carol Oates
“Melinda Camber Porter should be congratulated on Badlands: she knows her subject thoroughly; her vision is lyrical, yet unflinching. Badlands is an achievement.” Peter Matthiessen
“In Badlands, Melinda Camber Porter has focused her English intelligence on America and rendered it as an uneasy dream of sex and death and abandonment, a mirage with the power of possession.” Joan Didion
“Badlands is an extraordinary book. Its imagery makes one think of William Blake. Better than a novel, it reads like a fierce poem, with a devastating effect on our self-esteem.” Louis Malle (French filmmaker)