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The Resource Butcher's Crossing

Butcher's Crossing

Label
Butcher's Crossing
Title
Butcher's Crossing
Statement of responsibility
John Williams ; introduction by Michelle Latiolas
Title variation
Butchers Crossing
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his National Book Award--winning novel Augustus, John Williams uncovered the secrets of ancient Rome. With Butcher's Crossing, his fiercely intelligent, beautifully written western, Williams dismantles the myths of modern America.It is the 1870s, and Will Andrews, fired up by Emerson to seek "an original relation to nature," drops out of Harvard and heads west. He washes up in Butcher's Crossing, a small Kansas town on the outskirts of nowhere. Butcher's Crossing is full of restless men looking for ways to make money and ways to waste it. Before long Andrews strikes up a friendship with one of them, a man who regales Andrews with tales of immense herds of buffalo, ready for the taking, hidden away in a beautiful valley deep in the Colorado Rockies. He convinces Andrews to join in an expedition to track the animals down. The journey out is grueling, but at the end is a place of paradisal richness. Once there, however, the three men abandon themselves to an orgy of slaughter, so caught up in killing buffalo that they lose all sense of time. Winter soon overtakes them: they are snowed in. Next spring, half-insane with cabin fever, cold, and hunger, they stagger back to Butcher's Crossing to find a world as irremediably changed as they have been
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062556
Cataloging source
HCO
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1922-1994
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  • Williams, John
  • Latiolais, Michelle
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Butcher's Crossing
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b1664edb-ee2e-495c-886b-35fea2d540ef
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781590174241
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Butcher's Crossing
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b1664edb-ee2e-495c-886b-35fea2d540ef
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781590174241
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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