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Wild west

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Publisher:
Forge,
Pub. Date:
2018.
Edition:
First mass market edition.
Language:
English
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Wild West is the first ever short story collection of western adventure from seven-time Spur Award-winning author Elmer Kelton.

From rodeos to rustlers, from ranch life to the outlaw trail, Elmer Kelton's take on the human condition shows us life in Texas as it was back then: simpler, but harder, with danger always present. Readers will meet several unforgettable characters, including a young veteran who overcomes his PTSD to fight a fire ravaging his town, a sheriff who continues to chase bandits despite having lost his job, and a frontier housewife who refuses to let her home be held hostage by dangerous criminals--even when all seems lost. Equally fascinating are the rancher and his wife who protect their adopted son when his abusive biological father returns unexpectedly, and the two women whose argument over a prospective lover leads to a no-holds-barred rodeo barrel race.

As in all of Elmer Kelton's work, readers will, once again, encounter the timeless strength of the human heart and the human spirit when everything else has gone awry. Filled with adventure and imbued with a love of the time, the people, and the place, these stories take us from the earliest days of the Wild West well into the twentieth century, each one embodying a passion for life that's as wide as Texas sky.

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author2-role Kelton, ElmerBlind canyon.
Kelton, ElmerBullets from the past.
Kelton, ElmerClimb the big rim.
Kelton, ElmerColt size.
Kelton, ElmerDeadly homecoming.
Kelton, ElmerHeck of a promise.
Kelton, ElmerLand with no law.
Kelton, ElmerNo epitaph for me.
Kelton, ElmerOne son.
Kelton, ElmerPoison.
Kelton, ElmerRide a straight road.
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subject_facet Cowboys -- Fiction
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Short stories
West (U.S.) -- Fiction
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