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'Call Me Shane' He rode into our valley in the summer of '89, a slim man, dressed in black, riding easily. He never told us more than his name. 'There's something about him,' Mother said, 'something...dangerous.' 'He's dangerous all right, ' Father replied, 'but not to us.' 'He's like a slow-burning fuse,' the mule skinner said. 'So quiet, you forget it's burning till it sets off trouble. And there's trouble brewing...' There more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 381g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552171727
  • 9780552171724

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"The book that more than any other instilled my love of reading" Alan Johnson "If you only read one Western in your life, this is the one." -- Roland Smith (author of Peak)show more

About Jack Schaefer

Jack Schaefer was an American writer, born in Ohio in 1907. He had a long career as a journalist and became a novelist after the successful publication of Shane in 1949. He continued to write westerns and received the Western Literature Association's Distinguished Achievement award in 1975. Jack Schaefer died in more

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