Ghost Republic—a collaboration between two-dozen writers and artists—blends indelible characters with compelling language in order to explore the quirky, surprising, and at times dark history of life on margins. We meet people who might have been, people who most certainly have been, and those who are still yet to come. Centered on the real and imagined possibilities of Bodie, a mining town in the high desert north of Mono Lake, Ghost Republic creates a world that is both historic and yet broadly lyrical. It is a chorus, a gothic Western, and a love letter to the human spirit. It is a republic of ghosts and yet still strangely true, strangely vivid. It is our shared past and imagined future. It is the American West. Welcome home.