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Dead Man's Walk

3.89 based on 7717 ratings & 339 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

12 February 15
9781447274643
448
£8.99
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Synopsis

These are the wild days when Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call - heroes of Lonesome Dove - first encounter the untamed frontier that will form their characters.
Not yet twenty, Gus and Call enlist as Texas Rangers under the command of Caleb Cobb, a capricious outlaw determined to seize Santa Fe from the Mexicans. The two young men experience their first great adventure in the barren, empty landscape of the great plains, in which arbitrary violence is the only law - whether from nature, or from those whose territory they must cross in order to reach New Mexico.
Danger, sacrifice and fear test Gus and Call to the limits of endurance, as they seek the strength and courage to survive against almost insurmountable odds in the West of early nineteenth-century America.

In the media

A well told novel, undemonstrative in its depiction of violence, and it offers a fascinating lesson on the realities of life in the mythical Wild West
Sunday Times
Gee-haw! Larry McMurtry is back in the yarn-slinging business - with a vengeance. . . . Readers will gobble up Dead Man's Walk
Denver Post
McMurtry remains a good storyteller, and he remains a master of dialogue, doing a sort of frontier version of Oscar Wilde
Washington Post Book World

About Larry McMurtry

Larry McMurtry is the author of more than thirty novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove. He has also written memoirs and essays, and received an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on Brokeback Mountain. He lives in Archer City, Texas.,Larry McMurtry was born in Texas. His first novel, Horseman, Pass By, was filmed as Hud; his second, Leaving Cheyenne, was filmed as Lovin' Molly; his third, The Last Picture Show, also filmed, won him full-scale recognition in the United States. The cinematic treatment of Terms of Endearment swept the boards at the 1984 Academy Awards, winning Oscars in several categories including Best Picture. " " " " Larry McMurtry now lives in Washington, where he runs a bookshop.