Butcher's Crossing

Butcher's Crossing

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In his National Book Award–winning novel Augustus, John Williams uncovered the secrets of ancient Rome. With Butcher’s Crossing, his fiercely intelligent, beautifully written western, Williams dismantles the myths of modern America.

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… (more)

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Williams, in reducing the elements of his story to nothing more than close attention to events, has produced something timeless and great.

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Book Details  


Publisher: NYRB Classics (March 30, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 296 pages

File size: 558 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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