Roman: A Novel of the West

Roman: A Novel of the West

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by Douglas C. Jones
     
 

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 Young Roman Hasford stood by his mother and sister on the family’s Arkansas hill farm while his father was off fighting in the Civil War. Now that his father has returned, Roman heads west to blaze his own trail.

Eager for adventure, Roman gets more than he bargained for—from the rough-and-tumble boomtown of Leavenworth, Kansas, to the

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 Young Roman Hasford stood by his mother and sister on the family’s Arkansas hill farm while his father was off fighting in the Civil War. Now that his father has returned, Roman heads west to blaze his own trail.

Eager for adventure, Roman gets more than he bargained for—from the rough-and-tumble boomtown of Leavenworth, Kansas, to the blood-soaked prairies where he fights Cheyenne warriors at the Battle of Beecher Island.

Authentic and action-packed, Douglas C. Jones’s Roman is an epic, unforgettable coming-of-age story, set against the background of the sprawling, wild, new frontier of the American West.

Editorial Reviews

Loren D. Estleman
“Few writers can summon forth the agonies and joys of the rites of passage as poignantly as Douglas C. Jones, who in Roman counterbalances that highly personal experience with a broader one of the coming-of-age of the American West…as always, Jones’s vision is as singular as a thumbprint.”
From the Publisher
 “Jones is the brightest light to appear on the Western horizon.” — The Dallas Morning News

“Few writers can summon forth the agonies and joys of the rites of passage as poignantly as Douglas C. Jones, who in Roman counterbalances that highly personal experience with a broader one of the coming-of-age of the American West…as always, Jones’s vision is as singular as a thumbprint.” — Loren D. Estleman

 “A master craftsman.” — The Cleveland Plain Dealer

 “Our finest prose dramatist of the American West.” — The Boston Globe

The Dallas Morning News
 “Jones is the brightest light to appear on the Western horizon.”
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
“A master craftsman.”
The Boston Globe
“Our finest prose dramatist of the American West.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812584554
Publisher:
Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
Publication date:
08/01/1989

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Loren D. Estleman
“Few writers can summon forth the agonies and joys of the rites of passage as poignantly as Douglas C. Jones, who in Roman counterbalances that highly personal experience with a broader one of the coming-of-age of the American West…as always, Jones’s vision is as singular as a thumbprint.”

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