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Starring Sissy Hankshaw — flawlessly beautiful — almost. A small-town girl with big-time dreams and a quirk to match — hitchhiking her way into your heart, your hopes, and your sleeping bags...

Featuring Bonanza Jellybean and the smooth-riding cowgirls of Rubber Rose Ranch. Chink, lascivious guru of yams and yang. Julian, Mohawk by birth; asthmatic esthete and husband by disposition. Dr. Robbins, preventive psychiatrist and reality instructor...

Follow Sissy's amazing odyssey from Virginia to chic Manhattan to the Dakota Badlands, where FBI agents, cowgirls, and ecstatic whooping cranes explode in a deliciously drawn-out climax...

Review:

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues comes as a magical gift, a brilliant affirmation of private visions and private wishes and their power to transform life and death.” Nation

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"This is one of those special novels — a piece of working magic, warm, funny, and sane — that you just want to ride off into the sunset with." Thomas Pynchon

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"The best fiction, so far, to come out of the American counterculture." Chicago Tribune Book World

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The whooping crane rustlers are girls. Young girls. Cowgirls, as a matter of fact, all bursting with dimples and hormones and the FBI has never seen anything quite like them. Yet their rebellion at the Rubber Rose Ranch is almost overshadowed by the arrival of the legendary Sissy Hankshaw, a white-trash goddess literally born to hitchhike, and the freest female of them all.

Freedom, its prizes and its prices, is a major theme of Tom Robbins's classic tale of eccentric adventure. As his robust characters attempt to turn the tables on fate, the reader is drawn along on a tragicomic joyride across the badlands of sexuality, wild rivers of language, and the frontiers of the mind.

About the Author

Tom Robbins has been called “a vital natural resource” by The Oregonian, “one of the wildest and most entertaining novelists in the world” by the Financial Times of London, and “the most dangerous writer in the world today” by Fernanda Pivano of Italys Corriere della Sera. A Southerner by birth, Robbins has lived in and around Seattle since 1962.

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Davey929, December 27, 2009 (view all comments by Davey929)
The first book of his that I read, and the perfect example of his style. Tom Robbins is so clever and his explanations so perfect, you just have to share his turns of phrase with the people around you. 'Even Cowgirls' is a dirty, fun read that can make you think, but only if you want to.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553349498
Author:
Robbins, Tom
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Hitchhiking
Subject:
Cowgirls
Subject:
Hitchhiking -- Fiction.
Subject:
Young women -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;humor;novel;hitchhiking;cowgirls;literature;20th century;magical realism;american;thumbs;sex;adventure;contemporary fiction;philosophy;feminism;sexuality;women;tom robbins;america;contemporary;1970s;funny;queer;western;american fiction;comedy;usa;
Subject:
fiction;humor;novel;hitchhiking;cowgirls;literature;20th century;magical realism;american;thumbs;sex;adventure;contemporary fiction;philosophy;feminism;sexuality;women;tom robbins;america;contemporary;1970s;funny;queer;western;american fiction;comedy;usa;
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Bantam trade ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
49
Publication Date:
May 1990
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.22x5.32x.84 in. .65 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553349498 Reviews:
"Review" by , Even Cowgirls Get the Blues comes as a magical gift, a brilliant affirmation of private visions and private wishes and their power to transform life and death.”
"Review" by , "This is one of those special novels — a piece of working magic, warm, funny, and sane — that you just want to ride off into the sunset with."
"Review" by , "The best fiction, so far, to come out of the American counterculture."
"Synopsis" by , The whooping crane rustlers are girls. Young girls. Cowgirls, as a matter of fact, all bursting with dimples and hormones and the FBI has never seen anything quite like them. Yet their rebellion at the Rubber Rose Ranch is almost overshadowed by the arrival of the legendary Sissy Hankshaw, a white-trash goddess literally born to hitchhike, and the freest female of them all.

Freedom, its prizes and its prices, is a major theme of Tom Robbins's classic tale of eccentric adventure. As his robust characters attempt to turn the tables on fate, the reader is drawn along on a tragicomic joyride across the badlands of sexuality, wild rivers of language, and the frontiers of the mind.

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