Redeye: a western

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Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1995 - Fiction - 244 pages
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A New York Times Notable Book. Hang on to your ten gallon hats--Clyde Edgerton has taken his eye for detail, his ear for humor, and his nose for the odor of religious hypocrisy to the Wild West. In REDEYE, he leads us back to turn-of-the-century Colorado, where a motley crew of innocents and scoundrels, visionaries and vultures, tells us How the West Was Made Safe for Free Enterprise. "A Hollywood pitchman might call REDEYE Eudora Welty meets Mark Twain. An admirer of good fiction might say that Clyde Edgerton has combined structure, character, and style to create a small gem of a novel."--New York Times Book Review.

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User Review  - HarryMacDonald - LibraryThing

Very droll: exactly what you'd expect from the cover-art. Only reason I didn't give it the fifth star was this: despite my enjoyment of it, I find that I have managed to live almost twenty years ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The first of Edgerton's novels set outside North Carolina: a slim western tale as entertaining and lively as his five previous books (In Memory of Junior, 1992, etc.). Inspired by some real-life ... Read full review

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Clyde Edgerton was born on May 20, 1944 in Durham, North Carolina , and attended the University of North Carolina, where he received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. Edgerton was a pilot in the U. S. Air Force until he decided to return to teaching at both the high school and university levels. Edgerton's classic southern novels are set in North Carolina, where he has firsthand experience. His novels have received notable books of the year awards from the New York Times and Publisher's Weekly, and he has also received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Lyndhurst Fellowship.

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