Unbroke Horses

Unbroke Horses

by D. B. Jackson

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Overview

Three Civil War deserters, dispossessed of
all virtue and living on the fringe of
humanity, kidnap a young boy with the
sole purpose of conscripting him into
their degenerate band of misfits. Tethered
about the neck with a rawhide lace and
made to bid the commands of General
Ike Smith, the boy's survival depends
upon his ability to adapt to their
malevolent ways—a lesson he learns
quickly. He abandons the teachings of
his clergyman father, and embraces the
mindless violence to which he is exposed.
For all he finds distasteful in the three
men he has grown to despise, he also
finds he has an unexplained affinity for
the power that resides in the violence
that defines them. The boy's life, cast into
darkness and evil, promises no chance for
salvation. His single opportunity for
redemption may well lie with an old
Indian horse trainer and a small band of
“unbroke” horses.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151287050
Publisher: Progreso Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 07/12/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 365,481
File size: 433 KB

About the Author

Unbroke Horses is D. B. Jackson's second
novel. Following his debut novel, They
Rode Good Horses (Goldminds Publishing
2010), and a short story, “Last Of The Cowboys,”
in a ReadWest Foundation anthology
accompanied by the acclaimed Elmer
Kelton and John D. Nesbitt, Unbroke Horses
is Jackson’s most powerful work to date.
A previous resident of the Big Sky country
of Montana, he and his wife Mary reside on
their ranch near Oakdale, California, where
he is involved in the registered Angus
cattle business and a full time writer.

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