Tehano: A Novel

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Southern Methodist University Press, 2006 - Fiction - 716 pages
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With vivid and authentic detail and a storm of narrative power, Allen Wier's Tehano brings together historical and imagined events, giving readers a sense of the final years of the nineteenth century - a time both brutal and majestic - that spawned our present time. The disparate narrative skeins are collected through the efforts of Gideon Jones, a westering picaro who sets down his adventures and those of the people whose path he crosses.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A Texas-sized novel of the way west-by-southwest.When we first meet Gideon Jones, Portis Goar and Knobby Cotton, we're on the outskirts of Cormac McCarthy country: After all, Knobby has just shot ... Read full review

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Wierƒ¯‚¿‚½s (A Place for Outlaws ) fourth novel features Comanche warriors, Comanchero outlaws, runaway slaves, settlers in a wagon train, and a wandering undertaker named Gideon Jones, all of ... Read full review


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The Way West 7
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Allen Wier teaches in the writing program at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

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