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By Max Evans,Keith Walters,Luther Wilson

Legendary western writer Max Evans has spent his whole existence operating with cows and horses. those rangeland animals, and different creatures either household and wild, play pivotal roles in his tales. This very good assortment, fantastically illustrated through cowboy artist Keith Walters, showcases twenty-six animal stories penned by way of Evans in the course of his lengthy and celebrated career.

Both fiction and nonfiction, the tales during this assortment get us contained in the heads and hearts of various four-legged critters—dogs, horses, burros, goats, farm animals, deer, coyotes, and extra. “The outdated One,” for instance, indicates us the area in the course of the eyes of a prairie puppy as she watches her most up-to-date clutter of domestic dogs rolling and tumbling round the mound and thinks of everything she is going to have to train them. And in “The One-Eyed Sky,” an getting older cow with a brand new calf and an previous coyote with a clutter to feed circle one another warily, attempting to defend their younger, till a rancher intervenes. no longer one to turn away from tricky topics, Evans additionally delves into the “animal nature” of humans, as in “The center of the Matter,” the place Vietnam vets and associates kill a deer after which flip their rifles on every one other.

These eye-catching stories reveal Evans’s trademark mixture of raucous humor and brilliant, poetic descriptions of the excessive plains of West Texas and his cherished Hi-Lo kingdom in northeastern New Mexico. He reminds his readers of less complicated occasions and extra honorable humans whilst he inspires the cruel surroundings during which his characters, either animal and human, fight to survive.

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