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Dead Man's Walk By Larry McMurtry

Dead Man's Walk by Larry McMurtry

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Summary

The first book in the Lonesome Dove quartet.

Dead Man's Walk Summary

Dead Man's Walk by Larry McMurtry

The first book in Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove quartet, Dead Man's Walk takes you deep into the heart of the American West.

These are the wild days when Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call - heroes of Lonesome Dove - first encounter the untamed frontier that will form their characters.

Not yet twenty, Gus and Call enlist as Texas Rangers under the command of Caleb Cobb, a capricious outlaw determined to seize Santa Fe from the Mexicans. The two young men experience their first great adventure in the barren, empty landscape of the great plains, in which arbitrary violence is the only law - whether from nature, or from those whose territory they must cross in order to reach New Mexico.

Danger, sacrifice and fear test Gus and Call to the limits of endurance, as they seek the strength and courage to survive against almost insurmountable odds in the West of early nineteenth-century America.

Dead Man's Walk Reviews

McMurtry has crafted a tale of love, fear and sacrifice in the face of Wild West adversity. With his vibrant, dynamic landscapes and language that springs from the page, this book captures the heart until the last word * The Times *
A well told novel, undemonstrative in its depiction of violence, and it offers a fascinating lesson on the realities of life in the mythical Wild West * Sunday Times *
In Dead Man's Walk, McMurtry uses a simple, wry, immensely accessible storyteller's voice to ponder the same questions that Melville and Conrad did. This is a great book. . . . Larry McMurtry, at his best here, is one of the finest American novelists, ever * Los Angeles Times *
Succeeds marvellously . . . resurrecting two brilliantly conceived characters and delivering a rousing tale of the Wild West * San Francisco Chronicle *

About Larry McMurtry

Larry McMurtry is the author of more than thirty novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove. He has also written memoirs and essays, and received an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on Brokeback Mountain. He lives in Archer City, Texas.

Additional information

GOR006945338
9781447274643
1447274644
Dead Man's Walk by Larry McMurtry
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2015-02-12
448
N/A
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