Brave Cowboy

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Harper Collins, Apr 1, 1992 - Fiction - 320 pages
22 Reviews
The Brave Cowboy

Jack Burnes is a loner at odds with modern civilization. A man out of time, he rides a feisty chestnut mare across the New West -- a once beautiful land smothered beneanth airstrips and superhighways. And he lives by a personal code of ethics that sets him on a collision course with the keepers of law and order. Now he has stepped over the line by breaking one too many of society's rulus. The hounds of justice are hot in his trail. But Burnes would rather die than spend even a single night behind bars. And they have to catch him first.


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Choppy. Saw a different ending coming. - Goodreads
He falls short on characterization, though. - Goodreads
I just couldn't accept the writing. - Goodreads

Review: The Brave Cowboy: An Old Tale in a New Time

User Review  - Andrea - Goodreads

Almost like a fairy tale in it's allegorical, stripped down characters, this story highlights the trgedy of what modernity has done to our land. The land is really Edward Abbey's main character in ... Read full review

Review: The Brave Cowboy: An Old Tale in a New Time

User Review  - Chris Michel - Goodreads

Very entertaining and well written. Totally loved the description of New Mexico and the Sandias (Sangres in the book). Sad ending. Was very disappointed that in my copy of the book both the prologue ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Edward Abbey spent most of his life in the American Southwest. The author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including the much celebrated Desert Solitaire, which decried the waste of America's wilderness, Abbey was one of the country's foremost defenders of the natural environment. He died in 1989.

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