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Welcome to Hard times: A Novel

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Hard Times is the name of a town in the barren hills of the Dakota Territory. To this town there comes one day one of the reckless sociopaths who wander the West to kill and rape and pillage. By the time he is through and has ridden off, Hard Times is a smoking ruin. The de facto mayor, Blue, takes in two survivors of the carnage–a boy, Jimmy, and a prostitute, Molly, who has suffered unspeakably–and makes them his provisional family. Blue begins to rebuild Hard Times, welcoming new settlers, while Molly waits with vengeance in her heart for the return of the outlaw. Here is E. L. Doctorow’s debut novel, a searing allegory of frontier life that sets the stage for his subsequent classics.

“A forceful, credible story of cowardice and evil.”

–The Washington Post

“We are caught up with these people as real human beings.”

–Chicago Sun-Times

“Dramatic and exciting.”

The New York Times

“Terse and powerful.”

–Newsweek

“A taut, bloodthirsty read.”

–The Times Literary Supplement

“A superb piece of fiction.”

–The New Republic

Synopsis:

When an enigmatic stranger burns the small Dakota Territory town of Hard Times to the ground, leaving many of the town's inhabitants dead, Blue, a record keeper and self-appointed mayor, determinedly rallies the frightened, fed-up, and dazed townspeople to rebuild, in a new edition of the author's debut novel. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307762979
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Random House Trade Paperbacks
Author:
Doctorow, E. L.
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Violence
Subject:
Dakota Territory
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070911
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
212

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Welcome to Hard times: A Novel
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"Synopsis" by , When an enigmatic stranger burns the small Dakota Territory town of Hard Times to the ground, leaving many of the town's inhabitants dead, Blue, a record keeper and self-appointed mayor, determinedly rallies the frightened, fed-up, and dazed townspeople to rebuild, in a new edition of the author's debut novel. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
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