Author(s): Elmer Kelton
"One of the best of a new breed of Western writers who have driven the genre into new territroy." --The New York Times From the award-winning western writer Elmer Kelton comes a Cloudy in the West In the Texas backlands in 1885, twelve-year-old Joey Shipman's father dies under mysterious circumstances, and the boy is forced to live with his stepmother and Blair Meacham, a hanger-on at the farm. After the death of a black farmhand and friend, and another "accident" that almost takes Joey's life, the boy runs away and joins forces with his only kin--Beau Shipman, a drunk and a jailbird. Beau, along with an outlaw, a San Antonio prostitute, and a sheepman, become Joey's unlikely partners as he is trailed by their murderous Meacham , in league with Joey's stepmother in their scheme to inherit the Shipman farm. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
1997. First edition, first printing. A very good copy in a very good, unclipped d/w.