I like this:
Then she met Owen, and learned what a dare really meant. The geography of another person, that was where you went blindfolded and raw and in over your head. (30)
Pair of unfolding kids, they'd been then, and while in a sense he knew each of them from the ground up - Neil who always watched his way as if he were on stilts, Bruce built on springs - Owen worried a bit that they were not ready for Glasgow and Fort Peck. (33)
I really like the way Doig builds his sentences and layers in so many tasty bits. Quite a bit like fine, nuanced cooking, actually.