Inland by Ta Obreht review a spectacular reinvention of the western

This follow-up to the award-winning The Tigers Wife is an otherworldly vision of 19th-century Arizona There are wounds of time and there are wounds of person, cautions a camel driver in the extraordinary second novel by The Tigers Wife, mapped the aftermath of civil conflict in an unnamed Balkan country still scarred by war, which was based on her native Serbia (born in Belgrade in 1985, Obreht moved to the US at the age of 12). The fictional territory of …