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The fast red road : a plainsong

Author: Stephen Graham Jones
Publisher: Normal [Ill.] : FC2, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Fast Red Road, A Plainsong is a novel which plunders, in a gleeful, two-fisted fashion, the myth and pop-culture surrounding the American Indian. It is a story fueled on pot fumes and blues, borrowing and distorting the rigid conventions of the traditional Western. Indians, cowboys, and outlaws are as interchangeable as their outfits; men strike poses from Gunsmoke, and horses are traded for Trans-Ams. Pidgin,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Noir fiction
Fantasy fiction
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jones, Stephen Graham, 1972-
Fast red road.
Normal [Ill.] : FC2, ©2000
(OCoLC)606464748
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Graham Jones
ISBN: 1573660884 9781573660884
OCLC Number: 44089206
Awards: Winner of Independent Publisher Book Awards (Multicultural Fiction) 2001
Description: 326 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Stephen Graham Jones.

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This novel plunders the myth and pop culture surrounding the American Indian, by borrowing and distorting the rigid conventions of the traditional Western.  Read more...

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"Stephen Graham Jones is an original, visionary storier. The characters in this marvelous plainsong novel, waist high in witty, gritty, commotion, steal the reader away to the fantastic, wild edges Read more...

 
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