Rendezvous: A Barnaby Skye Novel

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Macmillan, 1997 - Fiction - 349 pages
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In Rendezvous, Wheeler takes us back to 1826, when Skye, a twenty-year-old pressed seaman, deserts his Royal Navy ship at Fort Vancouver, escapes the minions of the British Navy and the Hudson's Bay Company, and makes his way into the trackless Columbia River country alone, armed only with a belaying pin and his determination to be a free man.
Skye's dream of making his way to Boston and Cambridge, to an education at Harvard and a life of ease, begins to dissolve when he meets such mountain legends as Jedediah Smith, Jim Bridger, and Jim Beckwourth and learns the tricks of survival among the Nez Perce, Shoshones, and Crows and the wilderness tactics needed to fight "Bug's Boys," the dreaded Blackfeet of the Yellowstone River region.
And, for the first time, Skye learns to love - the beautiful Crow girl Many Quill Woman, whom he calls "Victoria."
 

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After eight fine westerns detailing the exploits of Barnaby Skye as a mountain man during the 1850s and '60s, old pro Wheeler (Sierra, 1996, etc.) fills in the blanks in his colorful protagonist's ... Read full review

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A Spur Award winner tracks the early days of a favorite character, whose plans to attend Harvard get waylaid. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Richard S. (Shaw) Wheeler was born in Milwaukee in 1935 and grew up in nearby Wauwatosa. Wheeler spent three years in Hollywood in the mid-50s, where he worked in a record store and took acting lessons while struggling as a screenwriter. He eventually returned home, and attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He spent over a decade as a newspaperman, working as an editorial writer for the Phoenix Gazette, editorial page editor for the Oakland, California, Tribune, reporter on the Nevada Appeal in Carson City, and reporter and assistant city editor for the Billings, Montana, Gazette. In 1972, he turned to book editing, working in all for four publishers through 1987. As an editor for Walker & Company he edited twelve Western novels a year. Sandwiched between editing stints, in the mid-70s he worked at the Rancho de la Osa dude ranch in Sasabe, Arizona, on the Mexican border. There, in the off season, he experimented with his own fiction and wrote his first novel, Bushwack, published by Doubleday in 1978. Five more Western novels followed Bushwack before Wheeler was able to turn to writing full time: Beneath the Blue Mountain (1979), Winter Grass (1983), Sam Hook (1986), Richard Lamb (1987) and Dodging Red Cloud (1987).

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