Midnight Cowboy: A Novel
Simon and Schuster, 1965 - Drifters - 253 pages
Texas "cowboy", Joe Buck, takes a bus to New York to make his fortune hustling lonely, rich women who will pay for his sexual services. Shortly after arriving, he himself is hustled by con man Ratso Rizzo, with whom he ultimately develops an unusual and deep friendship as they spend a long, hard winter in the underbelly of the city.
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