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tells the story of Mattie Ross, who is just fourteen years of age when a coward going by the name of Tom Chaney shoots her father down in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and robs him of his life, his horse, and $150 in cash. Mattie leaves home to avenge her father's blood. With the one-eyed Rooster Cogburn, the meanest available U.S. Marshal, by her side, Mattie pursues the homicide into Indian Territory. is eccentric, cool, straight, and unflinching, like Mattie herself. From a writer of true status, this is an American classic through and through. This mass-market edition includes an afterword by award-winning Donna Tartt, author of and

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Charles Portis has long been acclaimed as one of America's foremost writers. is the basis for two movies, the 1969 classic starring John Wayne and the Academy Award® winning 2010 version starring Jeff Bridges and written and directed by the Coen brothers.

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Charles Portis lives in Arkansas, where he was born and educated. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, was the London bureau chief of the New York Herald-Tribune, and was a writer for The New Yorker.

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ISBN:
9781468306293
Author:
Portis, Charles
Publisher:
Overlook Press
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Westerns - General
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.25 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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