Zeke and Ned

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Pocket Books, 1997 - Fiction - 432 pages
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Zeke and Ned is the story of Ezekiel Proctor and Ned Christie, the last Cherokee warriors -- two proud, passionate men whose remarkable quest to carve a future out of Indian Territory east of the Arkansas River after the Civil War is not only history but legend. Played out against an American West governed by a brutal brand of frontier justice, this intensely moving saga brims with a rich cast of indomitable and utterly unforgettable characters such as Becca, Zeke's gallant Cherokee wife, and Jewel Sixkiller Proctor, whose love for Ned makes her a tragic heroine.
At once exuberant and poignant, bittersweet and brilliant, Zeke and Ned takes us deep into the hearts of two extraordinary men who were willing to go the distance for the bold vision they shared -- and for the women they loved.

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User Review  - Raymond - Goodreads

WHAT an INCREDIBLY entertaining read! The many eccentric characters and unanticipated antics remind me of a classic Greek morality tragedy by Sophocles or Homer. That "Hanging" Judge Isaac Parker (of ... Read full review

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An enjoyable book. Larry McMurtry has never disappointed me. Read full review

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Larry McMurtry, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, among other awards, is the author of twenty-four novels, two collections of essays, two memoirs, more than thirty screenplays, & an anthology of modern Western fiction. He lives in Archer City, Texas.

Diana Ossana is a novelist, screenwriter and film producer best known for her collaborative film work with Pulitzer Prize winner Larry McMurtry. Her screenplay collaborations with McMurtry include Pretty Boy Floyd, Streets of Laredo, Dead Man's Walk (both of which were miniseries) and Brokeback Mountain. In 2005 the screenplay for Brokeback Mountain won the Academy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay and Writers Guild of America Award. Ossana was also a producer on the film, and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Drama. Brokeback received widespread critical acclaim and it won the Golden Lion (Best Film) award at the Venice Film Festival and the Golden Globe Award for Best Picture - Drama.

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