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The swansong of Wilbur McCrum

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Wilbur McCrum is not a lucky man - a fact that becomes obvious from the moment he first emerges, screaming, into the world - for Wilbur"s birth coincides with his sister"s death. And as Wilbur (prone to fits and with a pathological fear of cows) grows, he subsequently loses his father, and is then abandoned by his mother. Dispossessed and passed from pillar to post, he"s eventually left with no choice but to take to the road, the wind at his back and "lucky" potato in his pocket. As he searches for a place he can call home - somewhere far away from cows (easier said than done in the Wild West) - he encounters madmen, conmen, wenches and whores; embarks on a career robbing stagecoaches (initially unwittingly); falls in love, and into a well; escapes bounty hunters and body snatchers; and becomes a librarian.

StatementBronia Kita
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6111.I83 S93 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination357 pages ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26462955M
ISBN 100330465082
ISBN 139780330465083
OCLC/WorldCa315073246

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