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From the author of The Homesman, Glendon Swarthouts Bless the Beasts and Children is the classic coming-of-age novel that explores the fabric of the American ideal—as seen through the eyes of rebellious youth.

“Send us a boy—well send you a cowboy”: It doesnt matter if the kid hates the sight of horses. Or if he still sucks his thumb and wets the bed. Hes got to be taught to toe the line. To measure up. To dig in his spurs—because thats the way things are at the Box Canyon Boys Camp in Arizona.

Based on the adventures of the authors own son, Bless the Beasts and Children tells a tragicomic tale of a group of disturbed teenaged boys from over-privileged families who are sent by their inattentive parents to camp in hopes that their lazy, urban kids will be toughened up in the cowboy program. Complications arise, but these problem boys band together to take up an important cause.

In this remarkable novel, Glendon Swarthout presents an electrifying portrait of six adolescent “misfits” on a desperate mission to save themselves. And, in a society dedicated to one narrow view of success, they learn something important about what it means to be a man. This is “an exciting mission-pursuit story with an engrossing cast of characters” (Publishers Weekly).

About the Author

Glendon Swarthout wrote sixteen novels, many of which were bestsellers and were made into films, among them Seventh Cavalry, They Came to Cordura, Where the Boys Are, Bless the Beasts & Children, and A Christmas to Remember. He was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction and won a number of other awards, including the Western Writers Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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Swarthout, Glendon
Simon & Schuster
Literature-Coming of Age
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