New PDF release: Comanche Sundown: A Novel

By Jan Reid

Comanche Sundown is the tale of the nice conflict leader Quanah Parker, a freed slave and cowboy named Bose Ikard, and the ladies they love. In 1869 Quanah and Bose do their most sensible to kill one another in a brutal struggle on horseback in West Texas. yet over a number of years, throughout the flash and chaos of struggle and killing they realize that they're buddies, now not enemies. they modify from violent unformed youths into males of braveness and decency.

The son of the ferocious warrior Nocona and the tragic captive Texan Cynthia Ann Parker, Quanah suffers the wound of being slurred and rejected by way of many Comanches as a person of impure blood and likely undesirable success. whilst instructed he can't marry his younger love Weckeah, he rides off and joins one other band of his humans within the canyonlands and plains of the Texas Panhandle. Later, while Quanah has simply emerged as a conflict leader in a bold rout of military cavalry, in defiance of elders and culture he elopes with Weckeah and leads a following of the wildest Comanche bunch of all.

The enslaved son of a white surgeon, Bose is freed by way of the Civil battle and rides on path drives of longhorns into New Mexico Territory which are led by way of the pioneering Charles Goodnight. Bose lands up captured, applied, and finally valued by means of Quanah and his humans. That interval in younger Bose’s existence brings him into intoxicating friendship with Quanah’s different spouse, To-ha-yea, a Mescalero Apache and born heart-breaker.

Comanche Sundown lays out a sprawling and believable recast of Southwestern historical past that brings Pat Garrett, Billy the child, Bat Masterson, Colonel Ranald “Bad Hand” Mackenzie, and normal William T. Sherman into one fray. within the culture of Thomas Berger’s Little substantial Man, William Styron’s The Confessions of Nat Turner, Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove, and Cormac McCarthy’s All the beautiful Horses, Jan Reid’s novel bargains a wealthy combination of ancient element, beautiful eye for the terrain and the animals, and perception into the tradition, customs, poetry, and dignity of local american citizens stuck up in a determined struggle to survive.

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