Little Big Man

Product Number: EB00159859
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307788993
Publisher: The Dial Press
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"The truth is always made up of little particulars which sound ridiculous when repeated." So says Jack Crabb, the 111-year-old narrator of Thomas Berger's 1964 masterpiece of American fiction, Little Big Man. Berger claimed the Western as serious literature with this savage and epic account of one man's extraordinary double life. After surviving the massacre of his pioneer family, ten-year-old Jack is adopted by an Indian chief who nicknames him Little Big Man. As a Cheyenne, he feasts on dog, loves four wives, and sees his people butchered by horse soldiers commanded by General George Armstrong Custer. Later, living as a white man once more, he hunts the buffalo to near-extinction, tangles with Wyatt Earp, cheats Wild Bill Hickok, and fights in the Battle of Little Bighorn alongside Custer himself-a man he'd sworn to kill. Hailed by The Nation as "a seminal event," Little Big Man is a singular literary achievement that, like its hero, only gets better with age. Praise for Little Big Man "An epic such as Mark Twain might have given us."-Henry Miller "The very best novel ever about the American West."-The New York Times Book Review "Spellbinding...?Crabb] surely must be one of the most delightfully absurd fictional fossils ever unearthed."-Time "Superb...?erger's success in capturing the points of view and emotional atmosphere of a vanished era is uncanny. His skill in characterization, his narrative power and his somewhat cynical humor are all outstanding."-The New York Times

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Series: Little Big Man Series No: 1
Awards:2016-Literary Fiction & Classics-Winner-Audies
Original Publish Date: Apr 27, 2011

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Narrator(s): David Aaron Baker
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Product Number C03409
Released: Nov 11, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490636092
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Narrator(s): David Aaron Baker
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Product Number Z08904
Released: Nov 01, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490636108

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