American Meteor

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Publisher Description

A scrappy Brooklyn orphan turned vengeful assassin narrates a visionary tale of the American West

In this panoramic tale of Manifest Destiny—the second stand-alone book in The American Novels series—Stephen Moran comes of age with the young country that he crosses on the Union Pacific, just as the railroad unites the continent. Propelled westward from his Brooklyn neighborhood and the killing fields of the Civil War to the Battle of Little Big Horn, he befriends Walt Whitman, receives a medal from General Grant, becomes a bugler on President Lincoln’s funeral train, goes to work for railroad mogul Thomas Durant, apprentices with frontier photographer William Henry Jackson, and stalks General George Custer. When he comes face-to-face with Crazy Horse, his life will be spared but his dreams haunted for the rest of his days.

By turns elegiac and comic, American Meteor is a novel of adventure, ideas, and mourning: a unique vision of America’s fabulous and murderous history.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2015
May 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
208
Pages
PUBLISHER
Bellevue Literary Press
SELLER
Perseus Books, LLC
SIZE
981.8
KB

Customer Reviews

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Simply WOW! I'd never read anything by this author before, but thanks to NPR heard about this small treasure of a book and glad I did. A moving, well written gem that packs a quiet punch. Well worth your time and thoughts.

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