Folly And Glory
ISBN: 0743233050
EAN13: 9780743233057
Language: English
Pages: 236
Dimensions: 1" H x 9.3" L x 6.4" W
Weight: 1 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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In this brilliant saga--the final volume of The Berrybender Narratives and an epic in its own right--Larry McMurtry lives up to his reputation for delivering novels with wit, grace, and more than a hint of what might be called muscular nostalgia, fit together to create a panoramic portrait of the American West (The New York Times Book Review).

As this finale opens, Tasmin and her family are under irksome, though comfortable, arrest in Mexican Santa Fe. Her father, the eccentric Lord Berrybender, is planning to head for Texas with his whole family and his retainers, English, American, and Native American. Tasmin, who would once have followed her husband, Jim Snow, anywhere, is no longer even sure she likes him, or knows where to go to next. Neither does anyone else--even Captain Clark, of Lewis and Clark fame, is puzzled by the great changes sweeping over the West, replacing red men and buffalo with towns and farms.

In the meantime, Jim Snow, accompanied by Kit Carson, journeys to New Orleans, where he meets up with a muscular black giant named Juppy, who turns out to be one of Lord Berrybender's many illegitimate offspring, and in whose company they make their way back to Santa Fe. But even they are unable to prevent the Mexicans from carrying the Berrybender family on a long and Read More chevron_right

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