"Comanche Moon" by Larry McMurtry, a brilliant and haunting novel richly capable of standing on its own, completes the author's epic four-volume cycle of novels of the American West that began in 1985 with the Pulitzer Prize -- winning masterpiece, "Lonesome Dove." We join Texas Rangers August McCrae and Woodrow F. Call in their middle years, just beginning to deal with the perplexing tensions of adult life -- Gus and his great love, Clara Forsythe; Call and Maggie Tilton, the young whore who loves him -- when they enlist with a Ranger troop in pursuit of Buffalo Hump, the great Comanche war chief; Kicking Wolf, the celebrated Comanche horse thief; and a deadly Mexican bandit king with a penchant for torture. Assisting the Rangers in their wild chase is the renowned Kickapoo tracker, Famous Shoes. "Comanche Moon" joins the twenty-year time line between "Dead Man's Walk" and "Lonesome Dove," as we follow beloved heroes Gus and Call and their comrades-in-arms -- Deets, Jake Spoon, and Pea Eye Parker -- in their bitter struggle to protect an advancing Western frontier against the defiant Comanches, courageously determined to defend their territory and their way of life.
- Paperback | 803 pages
- 104.14 x 170.18 x 45.72mm | 362.87g
- 12 May 2007
- SIMON & SCHUSTER
- POCKET BOOKS
- New York, United States
Other books in this series
"Almost impossible to put down . . . McMurtry knows how to deploy his most suspenseful episodes for maximum effect. he treats his large cast of characters with humor and respect."--Judith Wynn, "Boston Herald" "A monumental work that has few equals in current literature."--Thomas L. Kilpatrick, "Library Journal" "[A] fine tableau of western life, full of imaginative exploits, convincing historical background, and characters who are alive."--"Kirkus Reviews" "Consistently entertaining."--Gene Lyons, "Entertainment Weekly" ""Comanche Moon" has its considerable pleasures . . . a singular treat."--Michael Berry, "San Francisco Chronicle" "McMurtry is one of our finest storytellers, and he's at his best here."--Kyle Smith, "People"