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In the tradition of Charles Willeford's western noirs, Ed Gorman gives us the mining town of Granite Bend, where mining interests run the often violent lives of its citizens as we see first-hand when the fates of Marshal Royce and a young drifter intersect. Gorman's portrait of the West is a real one, not a mythic one. He paints the people and their era with page-turning incidents of brutality and intrigue offering us compelling monsters and victims alike.
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Book Description Cemetery Dance, 2015. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition, Limited Edition. NOTE: There is a matching book to "Backshot" by Tom Piccirilli. This volume is in complementary design and also limited to 750 copies signed by Piccirilli. Both books are titled "BackShot". They parallel and complement each other brilliantly. (I do at this point have an available copy of Piccirilli's work--Inquire if interested. The edition was signed just before the author sadly passed on. 2015. "BackShot by Edgorman. Hardcover. First Ed. First Printing. One of Gorman's best--he goes back to The Old Violent West where he felt it most as a writer--The tension, The Violence, The Suddenness and Shortness of it. He doesn't romanticize it so that you'd like to spend your next vacation there, and it's definitely not for pre-teens, because his violence, the fights, the cruelty the killing, and so much of it done by the youngest of men--really still boys--boys, hurting and killing each other and feeling like they they're following their inevitable fate. For them, there are no other choices. Gorman accents the brutality of that life; Its ugliness is there as well as the courage of the kid-fighters. But even knowing the brutishness of it, still a guy can't help wondering if he could have stood up to the force of it--could he have passed his personal test of courage of a kind we do not see much of in modern times. I really do wonder if girls can in anyway relate to this, though, The source and target of Gorman's prose is so specific to a young man's need to test himself against the primal uge of "Kill or be Killed." Either you will end the young life of a kid who might have just as well been your friend and you his, had it not been for this holy, hellish, death test you must take because of this code that all boys your age live by, and die by. Signed limited Edition of only 750 copies. Mint in full color cover illustration by Caniglia. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 9969
Book Description Cemetery Dance, 2015. Condition: New. Caniglia (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M1587673193
Book Description Cemetery Dance, Baltimore, MD, 2015. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. NEW HARDBACK. SIGNED by ED GORMAN [NO Inscription]. LIMITED Ed. of 750. DJ in Clear, ARCHIVAL MYLAR WRAP. NO remainder mark. | SHIPS AIRMAIL INTERNATIONALLY! [REDUCED Charges for Standard International Delivery]. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 004151
Book Description CD(Cemetery Dance) Publications:, Baltimore, 2015. Condition: New. First edition, Hardcover, SIGNED, Limited, New in dust jacket, This edition limited to 750 signed copies. "Only one gig had gone bad in Royce's twenty-year career, but it had ended just about as badly as possible, with his back broken and him in jail. A specialist said it would be a year before he'd walk again, if then. Royce took this news as a personal challenge and let his concentration begin to harden. He fixed his will and figured he'd be on his feet in six months. He set a clock inside his head and started the countdown. At night, when everyone else was asleep, Royce practiced with the two-inch blade he had smuggled in with him. He'd always been good with a knife. Now Royce just had to get back on his feet and stay alive, and then he could have his revenge.". Seller Inventory # 57083
Book Description Cemetery Dance, 2015. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Limited Edition. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-1514741232386