Rode

Rode

5.0 3
by Thomas Fox Averill
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Averill's novel captures the spriit of the ballad "Tennessee Stud" while telling the story of Robert Johnson, a man who holds love in his heart though adventure rules his time. Pursued by a bounty hunter, Indians, and his conscience, Johnson and his horse are tested, strengthened, and made resolute.See more details below

Overview

Averill's novel captures the spriit of the ballad "Tennessee Stud" while telling the story of Robert Johnson, a man who holds love in his heart though adventure rules his time. Pursued by a bounty hunter, Indians, and his conscience, Johnson and his horse are tested, strengthened, and made resolute.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
At home with horses, Tennessean Robert Johnson tames a legendary stallion he calls The Stud, and in 1825, after building himself a cabin on 40 acres, he is ready to realize his dream of starting a horse farm. But when he falls in love with Jo Benson, whose family has a history of contention with the Johnsons, Robert finds himself framed for murder. He and his Tennessee Stud hit the road. Running from a bounty hunter and feeling like a desperado, he makes his way westward down to Mexico, meeting both friends and foes, all colorfully depicted. At one point The Stud is stolen by Indians, along with most of Robert's clothing. Despite hardship and hunger, Robert is full of hope and longing. He must find a way to clear his name and get back to his sweet Jo. In Averill's hands, both man and horse are heroic. VERDICT Based on the American folk ballad "Tennessee Stud," this novel by the author of Secrets of the Tsil Café is an artistic masterpiece galloping with classic all-American appeal.—Keddy Ann Outlaw, formerly with Harris County P.L., Houston, TX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826350299
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
08/16/2011
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Related Subjects

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >