Butcher's Crossing by John Williams

By John Williams

In his nationwide publication Award–winning novel Augustus, John Williams exposed the secrets and techniques of historic Rome. With Butcher’s Crossing, his fiercely clever, superbly written western, Williams dismantles the myths of contemporary America.

It is the 1870s, and should Andrews, fired up through Emerson to hunt “an unique relation to nature,” drops out of Harvard and heads west. He washes up in Butcher’s Crossing, a small Kansas city at the outskirts of nowhere. Butcher’s Crossing is packed with stressed males searching for how you can become profitable and how you can waste it. prior to lengthy Andrews moves up a friendship with certainly one of them, a guy who regales Andrews with stories of tremendous herds of buffalo, prepared for the taking, hidden away in a stunning valley deep within the Colorado Rockies. He convinces Andrews to affix in an day trip to trace the animals down. the adventure out is grueling, yet on the finish is a spot of paradisal richness. as soon as there, despite the fact that, the 3 males abandon themselves to an orgy of slaughter, so stuck up in killing buffalo that they lose all experience of time. iciness quickly overtakes them: they're snowed in. subsequent spring, half-insane with cabin fever, chilly, and starvation, they stagger again to Butcher’s Crossing to find a global as irremediably replaced as they've been.

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