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Murders at Moon Dance

A. B. Guthrie Jr.

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ISBN 10: 0803270399 / ISBN 13: 9780803270398
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279 pages. Dimensions: 8.0in. x 5.3in. x 0.6in.At a difficult and sad time in his family life, A. B. Guthrie, Jr. , turned for surcease to reading western and whodunit novels. In his autobiography, The Blue Hens Chick (also a Bison Book), he touches on that moment when he realized he could write as well as orbetter than the published plot-spinners. What about a mystery and cow-country myth in combination he mused, So far as I could recall, the two had never been blended. All right. Id blend them. The result was his first novel, Murders at Moon Dance, appearing in 1943. It was an audacious debut with bold characterizations and a sharply etched, atmospheric setting The dusty town of Moon Dance, smacked down between barren mountains and a badland named the Freezeout, would also be a back-drop for The Big It and Other Stories (1960). In Guthries hand, raw vitality replaces the woodenness of much writing in the genre, and unexpected grace notes in the verbal rhythms suggest the author of The Big Sky (1947) and the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Way West (1949). This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780803270398

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Title: Murders at Moon Dance

Publisher: Bison Books

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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At a difficult and sad time in his family life, A. B. Guthrie, Jr., turned for surcease to reading western and whodunit novels. In his autobiography, The Blue Hen's Chick (also a Bison Book), he touches on that moment when he realized he could write as well as or better than the published plot-spinners. "What about a mystery and cow-country myth in combination?" he mused, "So far as I could recall, the two had never been blended. All right. I'd blend them."

The result was his first novel, Murders at Moon Dance, appearing in 1943. It was an audacious debut with bold characterizations and a sharply etched, atmospheric setting The dusty town of Moon Dance, smacked down between barren mountains and a badland named the Freezeout, would also be a back-drop for The Big It and Other Stories (1960). In Guthrie's hand, raw vitality replaces the woodenness of much writing in the genre, and unexpected grace notes in the verbal rhythms suggest the author of The Big Sky (1947) and the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Way West (1949).

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Introducing Murders at Moon Dance is the celebrated Montana writer William Kittredge, the author of such books as We Are Not in This Together (1984), Owning It All (1990), and Hole in the Sly (1992).

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