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It is 1830, and the Berry bender family, rich, aristocratic, English, and fiercely out of place, is on its way up the Missouri River to see the American West open up. Accompanied by a Large and varied collection of retainers, Lord and Lady Berry bender have abandoned their palatial home in England to explore die frontier and to broaden the horizons of their children, who include Tasmin, a budding young woman of grit and beauty, her vivacious and difficult sister, and her brother. As they journey by rough stages upriver, the Berrybenders meet with all the dangers, difficulties, temptations, and awesome natural scenery of the untamed West, as well as a cast of characters including Indians, pioneers, mountain men, and explorers, both historical and imaginary. At the core of the book is Tasmin's fast-developing relationship with Jim Snow, the handsome frontiersman, ferocious Indian fighter, and part-time preacher known as "the Sin-Killer." Full of incident, suspense, and excitement, Sin Killer is at once epic, comic, and as stirring as the West itself.

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"Part western, part satire of the English class system contrasted with rugged frontier society....[R]eaders should enjoy McMurtry's portrait of the terrain bordering the Missouri River." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"A sprawling parody of the frontier encounter....Sin Killer is a zany, episodic ride. With gusto and nonstop ingenuity, McMurtry moves his cast of characters and caricatures steadily upstream." Washington Post

Review:

"A story as big as the West itself." Chicago Tribune

Review:

"Irresistible." New York Times

Synopsis:

In Larry McMurtry's Sin Killer, the first novel of a major four-volume work, it is 1830, and the Berrybender family, rich aristocratic English, and fiercely out of place, is on its way up the Missouri River to see the American West as it begins to open up. At the core of the book is daughter Tasmin's relationship with Jim Snow, frontiersman, ferocious Indian fighter, and part-time preacher (known up and down the Missouri as the Sin Killer), the strong, handsome, silent Westerner who captures her heart.

Larry McMurtry has created a wonderfully engaging family confronting every bigger-than-life personality of the frontier as the Berrybenders make their way up the great river, surviving attacks, discomfort, savage weather, and natural disaster. At once epic, comic, and as big as the West itself, it is the kind of novel that only Larry McMurtry can write.

Synopsis:

In Larry McMurtry's Sin Killer, the first novel of a major four-volume work, it is 1830, and the Berrybender family, rich aristocratic English, and fiercely out of place, is on its way up the Missouri River to see the American West as it begins to open up. At the core of the book is daughter Tasmin's relationship with Jim Snow, frontiersman, ferocious Indian fighter, and part-time preacher (known up and down the Missouri as the "Sin Killer"), the strong, handsome, silent Westerner who captures her heart.

Larry McMurtry has created a wonderfully engaging family confronting every bigger-than-life personality of the frontier as the Berrybenders make their way up the great river, surviving attacks, discomfort, savage weather, and natural disaster. At once epic, comic, and as big as the West itself, it is the kind of novel that only Larry McMurtry can write.

About the Author

Larry McMurtry, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Lonesome Dove, is the author of twenty-seven novels, two collections of essays, three memoirs, and more than thirty screenplays, and is the editor of an anthology of modern Western fiction. He lives in Archer City, Texas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743246842
Author:
Mcmurtry, Larry
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
McMurtry, Larry
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
British
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Westerns - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Western stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Berrybender Narratives
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
August 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 9.52 oz

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Product details 304 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9780743246842 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Part western, part satire of the English class system contrasted with rugged frontier society....[R]eaders should enjoy McMurtry's portrait of the terrain bordering the Missouri River." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "A sprawling parody of the frontier encounter....Sin Killer is a zany, episodic ride. With gusto and nonstop ingenuity, McMurtry moves his cast of characters and caricatures steadily upstream."
"Review" by , "A story as big as the West itself."
"Review" by , "Irresistible."
"Synopsis" by , In Larry McMurtry's Sin Killer, the first novel of a major four-volume work, it is 1830, and the Berrybender family, rich aristocratic English, and fiercely out of place, is on its way up the Missouri River to see the American West as it begins to open up. At the core of the book is daughter Tasmin's relationship with Jim Snow, frontiersman, ferocious Indian fighter, and part-time preacher (known up and down the Missouri as the Sin Killer), the strong, handsome, silent Westerner who captures her heart.

Larry McMurtry has created a wonderfully engaging family confronting every bigger-than-life personality of the frontier as the Berrybenders make their way up the great river, surviving attacks, discomfort, savage weather, and natural disaster. At once epic, comic, and as big as the West itself, it is the kind of novel that only Larry McMurtry can write.

"Synopsis" by , In Larry McMurtry's Sin Killer, the first novel of a major four-volume work, it is 1830, and the Berrybender family, rich aristocratic English, and fiercely out of place, is on its way up the Missouri River to see the American West as it begins to open up. At the core of the book is daughter Tasmin's relationship with Jim Snow, frontiersman, ferocious Indian fighter, and part-time preacher (known up and down the Missouri as the "Sin Killer"), the strong, handsome, silent Westerner who captures her heart.

Larry McMurtry has created a wonderfully engaging family confronting every bigger-than-life personality of the frontier as the Berrybenders make their way up the great river, surviving attacks, discomfort, savage weather, and natural disaster. At once epic, comic, and as big as the West itself, it is the kind of novel that only Larry McMurtry can write.

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