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Butcher's Crossing / John Williams ; introduction by Michelle Latiolas.

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

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New York Review Books classics.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver WESTERN WIL BUT (Text) 34304000627253 Adult - Western Available -
Garrett PL - Garrett WES WIL (Text) 30010170854783 Western Checked out 12/27/2018
Greenwood PL - Greenwood WIL (Text) 36626103076642 Adult Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 1590171985
  • ISBN: 9781590171981
  • ISBN: 9781590171
  • Physical Description: xv, 274 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, [2007]

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It is the 1870s, and Will Andrews, fired up by Emerson to seek "an original relation to nature," drops out of Harvard and heads west. He washes up in Butcher's Crossing, a small Kansas town on the outskirts of nowhere. Butcher's Crossing is full of restless men looking for ways to make money and ways to waste it. Before long Andrews strikes up a friendship with one of them, a man who regales Andrews with tales of immense herds of buffalo, ready for the taking, hidden away in a beautiful valley deep in the Colorado Rockies. He convinces Andrews to join in an expedition to track the animals down. The journey out is grueling, but at the end is a place of paradisal richness. Once there, however, the three men abandon themselves to an orgy of slaughter, so caught up in killing buffalo that they lose all sense of time. Winter soon overtakes them: they are snowed in. Next spring, half-insane with cabin fever, cold, and hunger, they stagger back to Butcher's Crossing to find a world as irremediably changed as they have been.
Genre: Western stories.

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