Amos: To Ride a Dead Horse

Amos: To Ride a Dead Horse

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by Stanley Gordon West
     
 

Set in Montana in the early '60s, it is the story of a man who refused to give in to despair and hopelessness. Amos was a man who thought he'd experienced all that life had to offer when he fell through the cracks of society's institutions, into the merciless cogwheels of human apathy and carelessness. After a tragic accident that killed his wife and left him with

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Set in Montana in the early '60s, it is the story of a man who refused to give in to despair and hopelessness. Amos was a man who thought he'd experienced all that life had to offer when he fell through the cracks of society's institutions, into the merciless cogwheels of human apathy and carelessness. After a tragic accident that killed his wife and left him with a shattered hip, without family, and penniless, Amos was deposited in the county poor farm, Sunset Home, outside a small Montana town. He believed his life was over and resolved to let go and die as quickly as possible, isolating himself from the other residents of the poor farm. Under head nurse Daisy Daws' iron-clad rule, he noticed small cruelties and injustices but attempted to ignore them. Finally, an unthinkable horror reawakened Amos' sense of justice. The story of his struggle with Daisy Daws not only to survive but to overcome is a compelling testimony to the inner strength and irrepressible spirit of man. With a growing respect and affection for his fellow inmates, a newfound romance with the lovely Fern, and against devastating odds and arrogant brutality, Amos finds a triumph he never expected.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780965624701
Publisher:
Lexington-Marshall Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Pages:
231
Sales rank:
579,396
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.48(d)

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