Item description for The Master Tanner Heads West by W. C. Bamberger...
Oddly, the star of this darkly comic novel set in the late 1800s isn't the master tanner, who plods along much like the naive easterner in Stephen Crane's "The Blue Hotel." No, it is the tanner's wife, Dolley, a sensuous and level-headed woman who sees the West for what it is: a land of violence, yes; but also a land of blank deserts signifying opportunity. So while her husband gets his head - figuratively and literally! - trapped inside a dead buffalo's skull, Dolley maneuvers through a monomaniacal Slavic emigre acting as town sheriff, a photographer named Swing T whose "spiritual journey" masks murderous sadism, a one-eyed poetic smithy, and a star-gazing gambler who puts out the smithy's eye with a hole card in self-defense.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.7" Width: 6.1" Height: 1" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Binding Library Binding
Release Date Jun 30, 2005
Publisher Livingston Press (AL)
ISBN 193198249X ISBN13 9781931982498
Availability 0 units.
More About W. C. Bamberger
W.C. Bamberger is the author of five previous books of criticism and fiction, including, Riding Some Kind of Unusual Skull Sleigh: On the Arts of Don Van Vliet; the short story collection, A Jealousy for Aesop; and a novel, The Master Tanner Heads West. He is editor and publisher of Bamberger Books. He lives in Whitmore Lake, Michigan, with his daughter.
W. C. Bamberger currently resides in Whitmore Lake Whitmore Lake.