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Blue Winnetka Skies

283 pages
6 x 9
Trade paper
November 2004

Blue Winnetka Skies

by Ron MacLean

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Go west with this cowboy movie novel. MacLean recreates the road book
and reimagines archetypes of the American West, mixing cyber espionage, marital failure, teen anarchy, and film violence. At once a page-turning mystery, an anatomy of friendship, and a postmodern homage to screen classics.

“Blue Winnetka Skies rolls west across America with the anguish of urban peril and ridiculous good spirit, with cowboy songs for background and the tatters of cowboy myth for hope. It’s a profoundly American story, and Ron MacLean tells it so lightly and with such casual weirdness that the precision of the prose and the grace of feeling do their work all but unnoticed. A fine book.” Frederick G. Dillen, author of Fool and Hero