Pete Dexter

Recommended by Scott, City Lights Books

Deadwood, Dakota Territories, 1876: Legendary gunman Wild Bill Hickcock and his friend Charlie Utter have come to the Black Hills town of Deadwood fresh from Cheyenne, fleeing an ungrateful populace. Bill, aging and sick but still able to best any man in a fair gunfight, just wants to be left alone to drink and play cards. But in this town of played-out miners, bounty hunters, upstairs girls, Chinese immigrants, and various other entrepeneurs and miscreants, he finds himself pursued by a vicious sheriff, a perverse whore man bent on revenge, and a besotted Calamity Jane. Fueled by liquor, sex, and violence, this is the real wild west, unlike anything portrayed in the dime novels that first told its story.

Title Deadwood
Author Pete Dexter
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 12 July 2005
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 384 p.
ISBN-10 1400079713
ISBN-13 9781400079711
Publication Date 12 July 2005
Main content page count 384
Weight 16 oz.

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