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At age 65, Emmett Dalton, the sole survivor of the infamous Dalton gang makes a living by selling his outrageous adventure stories to Hollywood. Desperadoes details his memories of the murders, bootlegging and thievery he and his posse committed. The grit and excitement of these violent times are expertly evoked by the sharp pen and authentic voice of HarperCollins' bestselling author Ron Hansen.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 273 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 17.78mm | 249.47g
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0060976985
  • 9780060976989
  • 1,414,808

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"This is one terrific book..."Gunsmoke for literate adults.""--New York""The writing is so accomplished and the book has such an authoritative tone that one finds it difficult to think of this as a first novel."--Jerome Charyn, "New York Times Book Review"
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265 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 27% (71)
4 39% (104)
3 25% (66)
2 8% (21)
1 1% (3)
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