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Huck out west / Robert Coover.

Coover, Robert, (author.).

Available copies

  • 6 of 9 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 9 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch LPW COOVER HUC (Text) 34207002078559 Adult Large Print - Fiction Western Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [20477] ISLM PS3553.O633 H83 2017b (Text) 00000106364672 Talking Books Large Type Checked out 11/23/2067
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [20477] ISLM PS3553.O633 H83 2017b (Text) 00000106364656 Talking Books Large Type Checked out 12/09/2067
Kendallville PL - Limberlost Branch LARGE.PRINT WESTERN COOVER (Text) 37516002030003 Adult Large Print Western Available -
Monticello-Union Twp PL - Monticello LP COOVER (Text) 37743002248393 Adult New Book Shelf Available -
North Madison Co PL - Ralph E. Hazelbaker Library (Summitville) ST LP COO (Text) 30419300447337 Adult Fiction Checked out 02/10/2018
Princeton PL - Princeton LP W Coover (Text) 30890000618387 Large Print Upper level, South room Available -
Thorntown PL - Thorntown WES FIC COO (Text) 30034001262594 Adult Western Fiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch LP FIC COOVER, ROBERT (Text) 33946003216905 Large Print . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781410497277
  • ISBN: 1410497275
  • Physical Description: 453 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: In Robert Coover's Huck Out West, also "wrote by Huck," the boys escape "sivilization" and "light out for the Territory, riding for the famous but short-lived Pony Express, then working as scouts for both sides in the war. They are suddenly separated when Tom decides he'd rather own civilization than leave it, returning east with his new wife, Becky Thatcher, to learn the law from her father. Huck, abandoned and "dreadful lonely," hires himself out to "whosoever." He rides shotgun on coaches, wrangles horses on a Chisholm Trail cattle drive, joins a gang of bandits, guides wagon trains, gets dragged into U.S. Army massacres, suffers a series of romantic and barroom misadventures. He is eventually drawn into a Lakota tribe by a young brave, Eeteh, an inventive teller of Coyote tales who "was having about the same kind of trouble with his tribe as I was having with mine." There is an army colonel who wants to hang Huck and destroy Eeteh's tribe, so they're both on the run, finding themselves ultimately in the Black Hills just ahead of the 1876 Gold Rush. This period, from the middle of the Civil War to the centennial year of 1876, is probably the most formative era of the nation's history. In the West, it is a time of grand adventure, but also one of greed, religious insanity, mass slaughter, virulent hatreds, widespread poverty and ignorance, ruthless military and civilian leadership, huge disparities of wealth. Only Huck's sympathetic and gently comical voice can make it somehow bearable.
Subject: Finn, Huckleberry (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Sawyer, Tom (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Large type books.
Large print books.
Large type books.
Genre: Western fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Historical fiction.
Adventure fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Fiction.
Western fiction.

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