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Desperadoes free pdf Ron Hansen's engrossing novel of the violent life and criminal exploits of the Dalton gang, as remembered by its last surviving memberFrom his home in Los Angeles, an aging Emmett Dalton reminisces about his glory days in America's Wild West. Now sixty-five years old, and a Hollywood fixture, he makes a comfortable living selling stories of his earlier exploits to movie studios. But years before, he rode with his two brothers--charming, handsome, charismatic Bob, and the cold-eyed killer Grat, so wild and unpredictable that even his own family was afraid of him--committing brazen acts of robbery, bootlegging, and murder. As the last surviving member of the infamous Dalton gang, it's Emmett's responsibility to keep their legend alive. He has resolved to tell the full truth about the fabled career of the three criminal brothers and Eugenia Moore, the former schoolmarm who was an indispensable partner in their crimes, even if that truth turns out to be a darker, more painful, and less heroic picture than Hollywood's moguls would make it out to be. The critically acclaimed debut novel by bestselling author Ron Hansen, "Desperadoes "is a masterwork of historical fiction that brings a fabled era of American outlaws and violence to breathtaking life.

About Ron Hansen

Ron Hansen is the author of eight novels, two collections of stories, and a book of essays. He graduated from Creighton University in Omaha and went on to study at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and Stanford University. His novel "Atticus" was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award. His novel "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, was adapted into a movie starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck. Hansen has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He lives with his wife, novelist Bo Caldwell, in Northern California, and teaches at Santa Clara University.

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Author : Ron Hansen
Publisher : Open Road Media
Data Published : 28 May 2013
ISBN : 1480423874
EAN : 9781480423879
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 273 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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