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Lonesome Dove

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05 August 11


It begins in the office of The Hat Creek Cattle Company of the Rio Grande.

It ends as a journey into the heart of every adventurer who ever lived . . .

From the author of The Last Picture Show and Texasville - here is Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece. A powerful, triumphant portrayal of the American West as it really was.

More than a love story, more than an adventure, Lonesome Dove is an epic: a monumental novel which embraces the spirit of the last defiant wilderness of America.

Legend and fact, heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers - Lonesome Dove is the central, enduring American experience dramatically recreated in a magnificent story of heroism and love; of honour, loyalty and betrayal.

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Amply imagined and crisply, lovingly written. I haven't enjoyed a book more this year . . . a marvellous novel
Larry McMurtry tops them all with his long-awaited epic, Lonesome Dove . . . McCrae and Call are seasoned frontiersmen and ferocious Indian fighters . . . Throughout Lonesome Dove, McMurtry examines their bond - an unspoken and hardly understood friendship. In western fiction, a like relationship seldom has been more finely crafted . . . And the women! If there is a contemporary male novelist blessed with keener insight, I'd like to know about it . . . What McMurtry has created is nothing less than a masterful odyssey, and an enduring addition to the lore of Western Americana
Los Angeles Daily News
Flush with authenticity
Wall Street Journal