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Mary B. said:
A cracking good adventure tale, full of winking outlaws and relentless villains. In 1915, an aging bank robber is trying to right his past by making amends to the woman he left behind forty years earlier, and a struggling novelist joins him in his quest.
posted Sep 1, 2009 at 3:52PM
Set in the West in 1915 and involving a journey, Enger takes a writer with writer’s block, Monte Becket, and Glendon Hale, a man with a sketchy past on a journey to find the love of Glendon’s life, a woman known as Blue. It reads like a potboiler in a way, but is so full of characters you’ll love getting to know and lots of writerly references that will make any fan of fiction smile. If you’ve cowboys or cowgirls in your past, you’ll love this tale. If you think taking a trip may help you find yourself, you may be right. I just felt disconcerted that the book’s title didn’t relate to a principal character.
posted Aug 28, 2010 at 11:56AM
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Has only one published work; trying to get his old job at the post office back; becomes friends with Glendon; abandons his family to go west with Glendon.
Traveling to Mexico to find his wife whom he abandoned two decades ago.