A blend of fiction and history which retells one of the classic tales of the American West. The legendary Jesse James comes across as a complex man: a new-age type interested in alternative medicine and parapsychology; a stone-cold killer and brutal robber; a farmer at heart; and a family man.
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Ron Hansen is the bestselling author of the novel Atticus (a finalist for the National Book Award), Hitler's Niece, Mariette in Ecstasy, Desperadoes, and Isn't It Romantic?, as well as a collection of short stories, a collection of essays, and a book for children. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Ron Hansen lives in northern California, where he teaches at Santa Clara University.From AudioFile:
Ron HansenÕs novel chronicles the lives and times of Jesse James and Robert Ford, the sycophantic young outlaw who eventually shot Jesse in the back. In HansenÕs quest for period accuracy, the early chapters are slow going, but G. Valmont ThomasÕs narration is strong enough to overcome the heavy exposition. ThomasÕs shaded characterizations provide fascinating human insights into the legend of Jesse. The author reveals details of the gunslingerÕs personality--he used potions, and was superstitious and vain. JesseÕs relationship with Zee is described as well--from courtship to marriage. HansenÕs habit of ÒverbingÓ nouns gets annoying (Òwristed with lace,Ó Òsnailed across the roadÓ), but ThomasÕs performance is so appealing--with his mellifluous tones; honest, uncluttered delivery; and perfect diction--that listeners wonÕt mind. Thomas makes this an audiobook you wonÕt want to miss. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Descripción Trafalgar Square, 1997. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0099188821