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Counterpointing the tales of the mythical Western cowboy Shorty McAdoo and Harry Vincent, the bold younger screenwriter commissioned to retell his tale in Twenties Hollywood, this novel reconstructs an epic trip via Montana into the Canadian plains, by way of a bunch of guys pursuing their stolen horses.
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