You could describe Inland as a Western, a ghost story, or historical fiction and it is all of that and more. I think of it like a man and a woman soul searching, looking for forgiveness and reason in a very harsh world. There are many parallels to water and nourishment.
Nora needs love and nourishment of her soul because of the harsh climate and her singlehandedly having to take care of her family and ranch while her husband is searching for water. Lurie seems to be searching for adventure but realizes it does not nourish his soul. The land is in dire need of water and the story also includes camels who are able to do things that horses and men cannot in the harsh desert. The writing is lyrical and descriptive and full of longing for an easier way of life.
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