Butcher's Crossing

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Publisher : New York Review of Books
ISBN 13 : 1590174240
Total Pages : 297 pages
Book Rating : 4.41/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Butcher's Crossing by : John Williams

Download or read book Butcher's Crossing written by John Williams and published by New York Review of Books. This book was released on 2011-03-30 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now a major motion picture starring Nicolas Cage and directed by Gabe Polsky. In his National Book Award–winning novel Augustus, John Williams uncovered the secrets of ancient Rome. With Butcher’s Crossing, his fiercely intelligent, beautifully written western, Williams dismantles the myths of modern America. It is the 1870s, and Will Andrews, fired up by Emerson to seek “an original relation to nature,” drops out of Harvard and heads west. He washes up in Butcher’s Crossing, a small Kansas town on the outskirts of nowhere. Butcher’s Crossing is full of restless men looking for ways to make money and ways to waste it. Before long Andrews strikes up a friendship with one of them, a man who regales Andrews with tales of immense herds of buffalo, ready for the taking, hidden away in a beautiful valley deep in the Colorado Rockies. He convinces Andrews to join in an expedition to track the animals down. The journey out is grueling, but at the end is a place of paradisal richness. Once there, however, the three men abandon themselves to an orgy of slaughter, so caught up in killing buffalo that they lose all sense of time. Winter soon overtakes them: they are snowed in. Next spring, half-insane with cabin fever, cold, and hunger, they stagger back to Butcher’s Crossing to find a world as irremediably changed as they have been.

Butcher's Crossing

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Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
ISBN 13 : 9781557280305
Total Pages : 280 pages
Book Rating : 4.04/5 ( download)

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Download or read book Butcher's Crossing written by John Williams and published by University of Arkansas Press. This book was released on 1988-01-01 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Butcher's Crossing

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Publisher : Random House
ISBN 13 : 1448191785
Total Pages : 352 pages
Book Rating : 4.89/5 ( download)

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Download or read book Butcher's Crossing written by John Williams and published by Random House. This book was released on 2016-05-19 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: BY THE AUTHOR OF STONER Will Andrews is no academic. He longs for wildness, freedom, hope and vigour. He leaves Harvard and sets out for the West to discover a new way of living. In a small town called Butcher’s Crossing he meets a hunter with a story of a lost herd of buffalo in a remote Colorado valley, just waiting to be taken by a team of men brave and crazy enough to find them. Will makes up his mind to be one of those men, but the journey, the killing, harsh conditions and sheer hard luck will test his mind and body to their limits.

Hard Rain Falling

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Publisher : New York Review of Books
ISBN 13 : 1590173902
Total Pages : 336 pages
Book Rating : 4.09/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Hard Rain Falling by : Don Carpenter

Download or read book Hard Rain Falling written by Don Carpenter and published by New York Review of Books. This book was released on 2010-06-23 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Don Carpenter’s Hard Rain Falling is a tough-as-nails account of being down and out, but never down for good—a Dostoyevskian tale of crime, punishment, and the pursuit of an ever-elusive redemption. The novel follows the adventures of Jack Levitt, an orphaned teenager living off his wits in the fleabag hotels and seedy pool halls of Portland, Oregon. Jack befriends Billy Lancing, a young black runaway and pool hustler extraordinaire. A heist gone wrong gets Jack sent to reform school, from which he emerges embittered by abuse and solitary confinement. In the meantime Billy has joined the middle class—married, fathered a son, acquired a business and a mistress. But neither Jack nor Billy can escape their troubled pasts, and they will meet again in San Quentin before their strange double drama comes to a violent and revelatory end.

Augustus

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Publisher : Random House
ISBN 13 : 1448180961
Total Pages : 319 pages
Book Rating : 4.67/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Augustus by : John Williams

Download or read book Augustus written by John Williams and published by Random House. This book was released on 2013-03-31 with total page 319 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By the author of Stoner, the surprise international bestseller After the brutal murder of his great-uncle, Julius Caesar, Octavian, a shy and scholarly youth of nineteen, suddenly finds himself heir to the vast power of Rome. He is destined, despite vicious power struggles, bloody wars and family strife, to transform his realm and become the greatest ruler the western world had ever seen: Augustus Caesar, the first Roman Emperor. Building on impeccable research, John Williams brings the legendary figure of Augustus vividly to life, and invests his characters with such profound humanity that we enter completely into the heat and danger of their lives and times.

Warlock

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Publisher : New York Review of Books
ISBN 13 : 1590178238
Total Pages : 488 pages
Book Rating : 4.32/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Warlock by : Oakley Hall

Download or read book Warlock written by Oakley Hall and published by New York Review of Books. This book was released on 2014-08-05 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Oakley Hall's legendary Warlock revisits and reworks the traditional conventions of the Western to present a raw, funny, hypnotic, ultimately devastating picture of American unreality. First published in the 1950s, at the height of the McCarthy era, Warlock is not only one of the most original and entertaining of modern American novels but a lasting contribution to American fiction. "Tombstone, Arizona, during the 1880's is, in ways, our national Camelot: a never-never land where American virtues are embodied in the Earps, and the opposite evils in the Clanton gang; where the confrontation at the OK Corral takes on some of the dry purity of the Arthurian joust. Oakley Hall, in his very fine novel Warlock has restored to the myth of Tombstone its full, mortal, blooded humanity. Wyatt Earp is transmogrified into a gunfighter named Blaisdell who . . . is summoned to the embattled town of Warlock by a committee of nervous citizens expressly to be a hero, but finds that he cannot, at last, live up to his image; that there is a flaw not only in him, but also, we feel, in the entire set of assumptions that have allowed the image to exist. . . . Before the agonized epic of Warlock is over with—the rebellion of the proto-Wobblies working in the mines, the struggling for political control of the area, the gunfighting, mob violence, the personal crises of those in power—the collective awareness that is Warlock must face its own inescapable Horror: that what is called society, with its law and order, is as frail, as precarious, as flesh and can be snuffed out and assimilated back into the desert as easily as a corpse can. It is the deep sensitivity to abysses that makes Warlock one of our best American novels. For we are a nation that can, many of us, toss with all aplomb our candy wrapper into the Grand Canyon itself, snap a color shot and drive away; and we need voices like Oakley Hall's to remind us how far that piece of paper, still fluttering brightly behind us, has to fall." —Thomas Pynchon

Stoner

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Publisher : New York Review of Books
ISBN 13 : 1590179285
Total Pages : 337 pages
Book Rating : 4.84/5 ( download)

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Download or read book Stoner written by John Williams and published by New York Review of Books. This book was released on 2015 with total page 337 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Born the child of a poor farmer in Missouri, William Stoner is urged by his parents to study new agriculture techniques at the state university. Digging instead into the texts of Milton and Shakespeare, Stoner falls under the spell of the unexpected pleasures of English literature, and decides to make it his life. Stoner is the story of that life"--

The Man Who Wrote the Perfect Novel

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Publisher : University of Texas Press
ISBN 13 : 1477320105
Total Pages : 320 pages
Book Rating : 4.05/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis The Man Who Wrote the Perfect Novel by : Charles J. Shields

Download or read book The Man Who Wrote the Perfect Novel written by Charles J. Shields and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2020-02-24 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This biography by the New York Times best-selling author of Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee traces the life of National Book Award-winning novelist John Williams, author of the cult classic novel Stoner.

Butcher Pen Road

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Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
ISBN 13 : 1982689293
Total Pages : 171 pages
Book Rating : 4.92/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Butcher Pen Road by : Kris Lackey

Download or read book Butcher Pen Road written by Kris Lackey and published by Blackstone Publishing. This book was released on 2021-07-13 with total page 171 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On Oklahoma’s Big Rock Prairie, a deaf boy finds a body in Pennington Creek. Johnston County Deputy Hannah Bond and Chickasaw Lighthorse Police Sergeant Bill Maytubby find a crime scene where nothing seems to fit—from the dead angler’s oversize waders to the kind of fish in his creel. They scour the creekside brush, then hit the road for Texas in a widening search for the killer. On the Big Rock, a towering bearded man is building a limestone replica of Roman Jerusalem for a Christian passion play. His cronies, who are in league with an interstate fraud ring, want the boy to disappear now. Flying an ancient rented Cessna, Maytubby takes fire from a suspect he is tailing, while Bond combs river trails for traces of the killer. While Maytubby and Bond try to protect the deaf boy and his mother from the crime ring, an improbable ally materializes from the prairie oak thickets, wielding a monstrous shotgun.

Blood Meridian

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Publisher : Vintage
ISBN 13 : 0307762521
Total Pages : 349 pages
Book Rating : 4.28/5 ( download)

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Download or read book Blood Meridian written by Cormac McCarthy and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2010-08-11 with total page 349 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION • From the bestselling author of The Passenger and the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Road: an epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, brilliantly subverting the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the Wild West. Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, Blood Meridian traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into the nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving. Look for Cormac McCarthy's latest bestselling novels, The Passenger and Stella Maris.