Set in west Texas in 1906, this novel is by an award-winning author of westerns, and has been made into a film starring Tommy Lee Jones, Sam Shepherd and Sissy Spacek. As the world moves relentlessly into the machine age, Hewey Calloway is trying to remain a cowboy on horseback.
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"The Good Old Boys is probably the closest I have ever come to writing from sheer inspiration. Hewey Calloway and the other characters took hold of the story like a cold-jawed horse grabbing onto the bit, and about all I could do was hang on for the ride." --Elmer KeltonAbout the Author:
Elmer Kelton (1926-2009) was the award-winning author of more than forty novels, including The Time It Never Rained, Other Men's Horses, Texas Standoff and Hard Trail to Follow. He grew up on a ranch near Crane, Texas, and earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas. His first novel, Hot Iron, was published in 1956. Among his awards have been seven Spurs from Western Writers of America and four Western Heritage awards from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. The Good Old Boys was made into a television film starring Tommy Lee Jones. In addition to his novels, Kelton worked as an agricultural journalist for 42 years, and served in the infantry in World War II. He died in 2009.
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Book Description Trafalgar Square, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 009957621X