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The Big Lonely: A Walker Western

Brown, Sam

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ISBN 10: 0802712347 / ISBN 13: 9780802712349
Published by Walker & Co
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Title: The Big Lonely: A Walker Western

Publisher: Walker & Co

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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When cowboys Casey Wills and Josh Smith are propositioned by a stranger offering them big money to look the other way while he steals cattle, the cowboys want no part of the scheme. Steering clear turns out to be more complicated than just refusing the offer. Sam Brown's poetic style and extensive first-hand experience are evident in this, his latest novel.

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Brown ( The Crime of Coy Bell ) once again makes good use of his extensive experience as a working cowboy in this elegiac novel of the late-19th-century American West. Casey Wills, the narrator, and Josh Smith are two hardworking cowboys at the XIT ranch in Texas. Smith, it seems, has spent his youth and his health looking at the south end of northbound dogies, while Casey doesn't know if his parents are alive or dead. The plot revolves around the pair's wranglings with rustlers, but takes second place to Brown's affectionate depiction of a ranch hand's life. Casey and Josh battle the elements, sickness, boredom and, as the title implies, loneliness. For relief, they drink, banter with their buddies and hope for the comforts of some dance-hall girl (Casey, for example, longs to be in the arms of a certain gal in Tascosa, one of Texas's wildest cow towns). Although Casey's voice occasionally rings false, with too modern a sensibility or too much zeal in supplying period information, Brown renders his world with realistic detail and lots of spirit.
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