Desperadoes

Paperback | January 16, 1997

byRon Hansen

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At age 65, Emmett Dalton, the sole survivor of the infamous Dalton gang makes a living by selling his outrageous adventure stories to Hollywood. Desperadoes details his memories of the murders, bootlegging and thievery he and his posse committed. The grit and excitement of these violent times are expertly evoked by the sharp pen and authentic voice of HarperCollins' bestselling author Ron Hansen.

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At age 65, Emmett Dalton, the sole survivor of the infamous Dalton gang, makes a living by selling his outrageous adventure stories to Hollywood. DESPERADOES details his memories of the murders, bootlegging, and thievery he and his posse committed. The grit and excitement of those violent times are expertly evoked by the sharp pen and ...

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At age 65, Emmett Dalton, the sole survivor of the infamous Dalton gang makes a living by selling his outrageous adventure stories to Hollywood. Desperadoes details his memories of the murders, bootlegging and thievery he and his posse committed. The grit and excitement of these violent times are expertly evoked by the sharp pen and au...

Ron Hansen is the bestselling author of the novel Atticus (a finalist for the National Book Award), Hitler's Niece, Mariette in Ecstasy, Desperadoes, and Isn't It Romantic?, as well as a collection of short stories, a collection of essays, and a book for children. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was a finalis...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:January 16, 1997Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0060976985

ISBN - 13:9780060976989

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At age 65, Emmett Dalton, the sole survivor of the infamous Dalton gang, makes a living by selling his outrageous adventure stories to Hollywood. DESPERADOES details his memories of the murders, bootlegging, and thievery he and his posse committed. The grit and excitement of those violent times are expertly evoked by the sharp pen and authentic voice of bestselling novelist Ron Hansen.

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"The writing is so accomplished and the book has such an authoritative tone that one finds it difficult to think of this as a first novel." (Jerome Charyn)