Virgin of the Rodeo

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U of Nebraska Press, 1999 - Fiction - 342 pages
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"A riot of a writer." -- Cosmopolitan. "A fearless madcap." -- Los Angeles Times. "Among the best of Texas writers." -- Kirkus. "Sarah Bird can't write a dull page." -- Austin American Statesman.

"Sonja Getz would always be out of place in a town like Dorfburg, Texas -- the spot where her mother, minuscule Tinka Getz, washed ashore and shortly afterwards gave birth.... Big-boned, book-addicted Sonja ... was left to grow up in utter solitude, comforting herself with fantasies of her absent father, whom she assumed from a publicity photo found in her mother's dresser to be a Navajo trick roper, stoically referring to herself as a woman of color, and operating a faltering pest-control business. When Tinka remarries and kicks 29-year-old Sonja out, the dour young woman marches off to the local rodeo, where she hires quarrelsome trick roper Prairie James to help her find her dad. The mismatched pair rumble across Texas and New Mexico in James's rusty van with his horse, Domino, riding in back, ducking into various rodeos along the way. ...No one's ever invented a rodeo gal like this before." -- Kirkus.

 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
19
Section 3
25
Section 4
47
Section 5
56
Section 6
69
Section 7
81
Section 8
83
Section 16
193
Section 17
210
Section 18
222
Section 19
245
Section 20
256
Section 21
275
Section 22
286
Section 23
288

Section 9
90
Section 10
124
Section 11
129
Section 12
143
Section 13
150
Section 14
159
Section 15
165
Section 24
302
Section 25
308
Section 26
317
Section 27
324
Section 28
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Sarah Bird is the author of "The Mommy Club," "Alamo House," and "The Boyfriend School."

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