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Hall, Oakley

ISBN 10: 0689108230 / ISBN 13: 9780689108235
Published by Atheneum, 1978
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Perhaps our most under-rated novelist, Hall , a long-term professor of English at the U. of California, returns to a western theme for this, his tenth novel. Book is tightly bound, no remainder mark, but with a very small name/address label on the front pastedown under the DJ flap and a handwritten in ballpoint name at the top of the front free endpaper. The DJ is not price clipped, is still bright, and clean with a bit of rubbing and some edgewear, the worst being at the top of the spine which has tiny chips. Now in mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # 002406

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Publisher: Atheneum

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Cloth/boards HB

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

About this title


It’s 1883 in Johnson County, in the old Dakota Territory—a rugged, wide-open landscape of rolling, red earth, prairie, and cattle as far as the eye can see. But the land is closing, the “Beef Bonanza” is ending, and the free-range cattlemen are stuck watching a way of life disappear in a blaze of drought and gunfire.

An action-packed western from one of the masters of the genre, Oakley Hall’s The Bad Lands blends roundups and rustlers, whorehouses and land grabs, shoot-outs and the threat of hangings in a tale of the war between the cowboys and the cattle barons. But more than this, it is an elegy to the wild beauty of the badlands before the ranchers moved in, chased off the free-rangers, the trappers, and the tribes, and fenced it all in.

About the Author:

Oakley Hall (1920–2008) was a great novelist of the American West and beloved writing teacher of Michael Chabon and Richard Ford, among many others. He is the author of numerous books, including Warlock, The Coming of the Kid, Apaches, and Separations.

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