Southwest North Dakota’s beauty can be found in its simplicity and honest appearance. Neither the landscape nor her people care much for hiding their nature — you get what you get. While enduring, its beauty is endearing.

The bison is one of many grazing animals found at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. (Josiah C. Cuellar/The Dickinson Press)
The bison is one of many grazing animals found at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. (Josiah C. Cuellar/The Dickinson Press)
Oilwell found along Highway 16. (Josiah C. Cuellar/The Dickinson Press)
Oilwell found along Highway 16. (Josiah C. Cuellar/The Dickinson Press)
As the sunsets during intermission of The Medora Musical, the badlands behind the Amphitheater shows the beauty of North Dakota's adventurous landscape. (Josiah C. Cuellar/The Dickinson Press)
As the sunsets during intermission of The Medora Musical, the badlands behind the Amphitheater shows the beauty of North Dakota's adventurous landscape. (Josiah C. Cuellar/The Dickinson Press)
The row of wind turbines receive shade while underneath a summer cloud. Soon to be pushed away by North Dakota's wind. (Josiah C. Cuellar/The Dickinson Press)
The row of wind turbines receive shade while underneath a summer cloud. Soon to be pushed away by North Dakota's wind. (Josiah C. Cuellar/The Dickinson Press)
A five-point buck overlooks Medora near the south entrance of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park(Josiah C. Cuellar/The Dickinson Press)
A five-point buck overlooks Medora near the south entrance of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park(Josiah C. Cuellar/The Dickinson Press)

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so sit back and feast on this novel.

Its title — The Western Edge.

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