Thursday, August 07, 2014

PimPage: An Occasional Feature in Which I Call Attention to Books of Interest

The Cowboys and the Indians: A Wildean Odyssey - Kindle edition by T. Notch Thomas. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Unrefined. Uncivilized. This is the American West poet laureate Oscar Wilde finds himself coping with when his train breaks down in the untamed, dusty Leadville, Colorado of 1882. But he is not alone, joined by firebrand champion of women’s rights Susan B. Anthony, a Hopaho Indian shaman, and a stuttering New Yorker with Tourette’s. Wilde has just the company to keep his sanity as he whiles away the days and weeks, sipping his dwindling supply of absinthe, the “green fairy”, and planning a grand performance to leave the town with a bit of culture in his wake. 

But counter forces are at work. A psychotic gunman known as the Salt Lake City Kid has stolen the Mormon holy golden plates and is leaving a trail of corpses and bullet-ridden artifacts on his way to Leadville. Even worse, Wilde has acquired an enemy not of his choosing. A crude and violent buffalo hunter has taken a dislike to him, and the corrupt law of Leadville appears to be of no help.

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