Savage Country (Paperback)Robert Olmstead (author)
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Publisher: Algonquin Books (division of Workman)
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 210 x 140 mm
Tom Franklin, author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
"The precision and poetry of the author's language have a paradoxical effect: they make the setting strange and distinct while imbuing characters and their actions with a particular immediacy . . . A story about America told through its land and its animals and its diverse people and, especially, through the experiences of two vivid, singular, powerful characters. Another gorgeous, brutal masterpiece from a great American writer."
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"This is a powerful depiction of the brutality of the Old West, where life was cheap and easily taken."
"Fans of Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove will enjoy this thoroughly researched epic Western."
"[A] deeply emotional experience . . . Savage Country is an unforgettable, unflinching, yet distinctly moving story of human greed and desire."
"Like so many outstanding novels about the taming of the West, there is a tragic ambiguity at the heart of Olmstead's brutal but beautiful tale of the last buffalo hunt. For a certain kind of uncompromising yet lyrical writer - think Cormac McCarthy, Larry McMurtry, or William Kittredge - the West offers a stage for a special kind of archetypal, almost Shakespearean tragedy, and Olmstead makes the most of it."
Booklist (starred review)
"[Olmstead] has crafted another dark, contemplative western with his new novel . . . his brutally spare sentences create an apocalyptic mood reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy."
Shelf Awareness (starred review)
"[A] majestic, thrilling tale of a small band of people hunting buffalo in the territory south of Kansas in the tense and unpredictable years after the Civil War."
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