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The Drop Edge of Yonder
     

The Drop Edge of Yonder

by Rudolph Wurlitzer
 

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Heralded as "Mezmerizing" by the Times Literary Supplement (London), Rudolph Wurlitzer continues his exploration of the American West.

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Heralded as "Mezmerizing" by the Times Literary Supplement (London), Rudolph Wurlitzer continues his exploration of the American West.

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Known for 1969's Nogand the 1973 script for Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Wurlitzer delivers a mystic western possessed of anarchic charms and incantatory beauty. Mountain-man, trapper and opportunistic beast Zebulon Shook starts the tale by getting cursed by a half-Shoshoni half-Irish woman. Doomed never to know whether he is in the spirit world, the real world or just dreaming, he departs from his homestead along the Gila River in New Mexico to sell pelts. After meeting up with his adopted brother, Hatchet Jack, and losing at cards to Delilah, a beautiful Abyssinian courtesan, Zebulon is shot during a barroom dustup and sets out for California, where the gold rush is gathering steam, bringing with it the law and order that threatens the "mountain doin's" that he loves so dearly. Zebulon is pulled ever deeper into the era's bizarre historical footnotes: immortalized as a notorious outlaw by a reporter; narrowly missing joining the Walker expedition to colonize Nicaragua; reconnecting with Delilah at a San Francisco opium den; and finding the law and order forces dogging his heels to the last. This furiously told legend weaves history and myth into a riotous tale. (Apr.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780976389552
Publisher:
Two Dollar Radio
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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Rudolph Wurlitzer is an acclaimed screenwriter and the author of The Drop Edge of Yonder, Quake, Flats, Slow Fade, and the nonfiction book, Hard Travel to Sacred Places.

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