Bad Boys and Black Sheep: Fateful Tales from the West

Bad Boys and Black Sheep: Fateful Tales from the West


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In this multicultural collection of ten short stories, Gish moves through settings as diverse as the contemporary California coast and the ghost-haunted hills of Oklahoma Indian Territory, exploring the complex intersections between myth and personal choice, intentional mischief and fate-driven misadventure. His bad boys and black sheep are men of all ages and backgrounds who come to a crucial moment of existence when they must confront the consequences of their past. Gish is a master at evoking the cultural diversity of the West and the spirit of the people who live there men who fecklessly believe themselves in easy control of their destiny, but who discover that their ordinary existence contains unexpected elements of mystery and terror, and that both love and hatred possess power that reaches beyond the present and across generations."

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About Author

Robert F Gish is the author of over a dozen works of fiction and memoir, folktales, and literary biographies and essays. He taught at the University of Northern Iowa from 1967-91 and served as director of ethnic studies and professor of English at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo from 1991 to 2001. Of Cherokee-Anglo American descent, Gish lives with his wife Judith in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/04/1996
  • ISBN13: 9780874172805
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780874172805
  • weight: 336
  • ISBN10: 0874172802

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