Brave Cowboy

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Harper Collins, Apr 1, 1992 - Fiction - 320 pages
35 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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Great to watch the early evolution of a great writer. - Goodreads
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  - Brock Spore - Goodreads

Has all the elements of an Abbey book. Glad that I read this before visiting southern Utah for the first time in decades. Great to watch the early evolution of a great writer. Read full review

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

User Review  - Carol White - Goodreads

fictional rendering of the author's anarchism and love of the west and southwest. a bit slow moving and the friendship of the two main characters seemed improbable, given their trajectories after ... Read full review

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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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