Sundance

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Penguin Group USA, 2014 - FICTION - 338 pages
18 Reviews
A gripping historical novel of love and vengeance starring Harry Longbaugh, better known as the Sundance Kid.

Legend has it that bank robber Harry Longbaugh and his partner Robert Parker were killed in a shootout in Bolivia. That was the supposed end of the Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy.

Sundance tells a different story. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Longbaugh is very much alive, though serving in a Wyoming prison under an alias.

When he is released in 1913, Longbaugh reenters a changed world. Horses are being replaced by automobiles. Gas lamps are giving way to electric lights. Workers fight for safety, and women for the vote. What hasn’t changed are Longbaugh’s ingenuity, his deadly aim, and his love for his wife, Etta Place.

It’s been two years since Etta stopped visiting him, and, determined to find her, Longbaugh follows her trail to New York City. Confounded by the city’s immensity, energy, chaos, and crowds, he learns that his wife was very different from the woman he thought he knew. Longbaugh finds himself in a tense game of cat and mouse, racing against time before the legend of the Sundance Kid catches up to destroy him. 

By turns suspenseful, rollicking, and poignant, Sundance is the story of a man dogged by his own past, seeking his true place in this new world. 

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The ending was also a great surprise. - LibraryThing
Too much witty banter; it felt anachronistic. - LibraryThing
And I wasn't really crazy about the prose. - LibraryThing
This is the premise of this novel. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - corglacier7 - LibraryThing

A "what if?" exploration of the Sundance Kid--like other readers I came in with some reservations, but the story is convincing and well-researched, and the mysterious Etta Place comes to life in a ... Read full review

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User Review  - eduscapes - LibraryThing

Sundance was not killed with Butch Cassidy in Central America. No, he was jailed in Wyoming under another name. This story is about the years after his prison release and his search in New York City ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

David Fuller is a screenwriter and the author of Sweetsmoke. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and twin sons.

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