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Ron Hansen's significantly acclaimed ancient novel concerning the existence and premature loss of life of America's such a lot notorious outlaw, and his courting with the younger guy who killed himBy age thirty-four, Jesse James used to be already essentially the most infamous and well-known males in the United States. financial institution robber, teach bandit, gang chief, killer, and liked son of Missouri—James's many epithets continue to exist in newspapers and novels alike. As his megastar was once attaining its apex, James met Robert Ford, the brother of a James gang member—an awkward, antihero-worshipping twenty-year-old with stars in his eyes. The younger man's fascination with the legend borders on jealous obsession: whereas Ford desires to experience along James as his most-trusted confidant, sharing his highlight isn't sufficient. As a bond kinds among the 2 males, Ford realizes that the single approach he'll ever be as robust as his idol is to turn into him; he needs to kill James and take his mantle. In the notable novel that encouraged the movie of an identical identify starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck, bestselling writer Ron Hansen retells a vintage Wild West tale that has lengthy captured the nation's mind's eye, and breathes new lifestyles into the ultimate days and ignoble loss of life of an iconic American guy.

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