Ghost Town by Robert Coover

By Robert Coover

A anonymous rider plods in the course of the barren region towards a dusty Western city shimmering at the horizon. In his most modern novel, Robert Coover has taken the regularly occurring kind of the Western and grew to become it within out. The lonesome stranger reaches the city - or really, it reaches him - and he turns into a part of its gunfights, saloon brawls, bawdy homes, educate robberies, and, in fact, the alternative among the saloon chanteuse or the sweet-faced schoolmistress whom he loves. all through, Robert Coover reanimates the Western epics of Zane gray and Louis L'Amour, infusing them with the Beckettian echoes, designated comedian strength, and exuberant prose that experience made him probably the most influential figures in modern American literature. it's, because the Washington submit publication global placed it, "a fast-forward, ribald imaginative and prescient of the yankee West, a free-for-all that slides from surreal to ridiculous like a circus-goer's grin via a funhouse reflect . . . a heady frisson, a salon leisure, one helluva ride."

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