Thunder Dreamer

Thunder Dreamer

by Ron Robinson

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Not unlike Huckleberry Finn in concept and construction, Thunder Dreamer follows unlikely soulmates in a run through South Dakota, always one step ahead of the law. Rodney Deuce is documenting his age in a Rapid City liquor store when Daniel Quick, elderly nursing home walkaway, holds up the store and takes Daniel with him in the getaway car. During the next few weeks they avenge a wrong done an Indian friend, visit a whorehouse and win a Jeep in a game of poker, camp and fish until their idyllic existence is shattered by murder, and attend an Indian civil rights rally where the friendship begins to show signs of stress. A white boy with Indian values and a throwback to the Old West, respectively Rodney and Quick are perfect vehicles for presenting the author's environmental and Native American issues with humor and compassion. This fine first novel is too good to be missed. For most collections.Thomas L. Kilpatrick, Southern Illinois Univ. Lib., Carbondale

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University of South Dakota Press
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