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Six Bits a Day

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Six Bits a Day by Elmer Kelton
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Hewey Calloway, the best-loved cowboy in all of Western fiction, returns in this novel of his younger years. In 1889, Hewey and his beloved brother, Walter leave the family farm to find work in the West Texas cow country. When Walter falls in love with a boarding-house girl and begins dreaming of a farmer's life, the fiddle-footed Hewey, content to work for six bits (seventy-five cents) a day, jumps at the chance to rescue him from this fate worse than death. He takes his brother on a mission for boss C. C. Tarpley, driving six hundred head of cattle from beyond San Antonio to the Double-C ranch on the Pecos. Hewey's natural propensity for getting into jams makes the journey memorable and dangerous...and when the drovers return to the Pecos, they find Boss Tarpley in the midst of a range feud with a neighbouring cowman.

Author Biography

Elmer Kelton (1926-2009) was the award-winning author of more than forty novels, including "The Time It Never Rained," "Other Men's Horses," "Texas Standoff "and "Hard Trail to Follow." He grew up on a ranch near Crane, Texas, and earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas. His first novel, "Hot Iron," was published in 1956. Among his awards have been seven Spurs from Western Writers of America and four Western Heritage awards from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. His novel "The Good Old Boys" was made into a television film starring Tommy Lee Jones. In addition to his novels, Kelton worked as an agricultural journalist for 42 years, and served in the infantry in World War II. He died in 2009.
Release date NZ
October 23rd, 2006
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Country of Publication
United States
Edition
New edition
Imprint
Forge
Pages
256
Dimensions
106x171x18
ISBN-13
9780765348463
Product ID
2058274

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