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Collected Works of Billy the Kid

Ondaatje, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0714527084 / ISBN 13: 9780714527086
Published by Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd, 1981
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Signed. First Edition. London: Boyars. 1981. First edition. Signed by Ondaatje over his name on the title page. Black cloth. Some light toning to pages due to age, hence very good coopy i a near fine dust jacket in a mylar protector. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000124435

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Title: Collected Works of Billy the Kid

Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket.

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The English Patient comes a visionary novel, a virtuoso synthesis of storytelling, history, and myth, about William Bonney, a.k.a. Billy the Kid, a bloodthirsty ogre and outlaw saint.

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From the Booker Prize-winning author of The English Patient comes a visionary novel about an icon of American violence. William Bonney killed his first man when he was twelve. By the time he was twenty-one he had, by his own reckoning, slain nineteen more. In the intervening years he had become "Billy the Kid", bloodthirsty ogre and outlaw saint, a boy with buck teeth and a pleasant face who could shoot a stranger calmly in the heart and walk away while birds ravaged the corpse. Drawing on contemporary accounts, period photographs, dime novels, and his own prodigious fund of empathy and imagination, Michael Ondaatje traces Billy's passage across the blasted landscape of 1880 New Mexico and the collective unconscious of his country. The Collected Works of Billy the Kid is a virtuoso synthesis of storytelling, history, and myth by a writer who brings us back to our familiar legends with a renewed sense of wonder.

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