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Even Cowgirls Get the Blues - by Tom Robbins (Paperback)

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  • "This is one of those special novels--a piece of working magic, warm, funny, and sane.
  • About the Author: Tom Robbins has been called "a vital natural resource" by The Oregonian, "one of the wildest and most entertaining novelists in the world" by the Financial Times of London, and "the most dangerous writer in the world today" by Fernanda Pivano of Italy's Corriere della Sera.
  • 384 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Literary

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About the Book



The outrageous bestseller that stars Sissy Hankshaw--flawlessly beautiful, almost. A small-town girl with big-time dreams and a quirk to match--hitchhiking her way into your heart, your hopes, and your sleeping bag. . . . Follow Sissy's amazing odyssey from Virginia to Manhattan to the Dakota Badlands, where FBI agents, cowgirls and ecstatic whooping cranes explode in a deliciously drawn-out climax.



Book Synopsis



"This is one of those special novels--a piece of working magic, warm, funny, and sane."--Thomas Pynchon

The whooping crane rustlers are girls. Young girls. Cowgirls, as a matter of fact, all "bursting with dimples and hormones"--and the FBI has never seen anything quite like them. Yet their rebellion at the Rubber Rose Ranch is almost overshadowed by the arrival of the legendary Sissy Hankshaw, a white-trash goddess literally born to hitchhike, and the freest female of them all.

Freedom, its prizes and its prices, is a major theme of Tom Robbins's classic tale of eccentric adventure. As his robust characters attempt to turn the tables on fate, the reader is drawn along on a tragicomic joyride across the badlands of sexuality, wild rivers of language, and the frontiers of the mind.



Review Quotes




"This is one of those special novels--a piece of working magic, warm, funny, and sane--that you just want to ride off into the sunset with."-Thomas Pynchon

"The best fiction, so far, to come out of the American counterculture."--Chicago Tribune Book World

"Even Cowgirls Get the Blues comes as a magical gift, a brilliant affirmation of private visions and private wishes and their power to transform life and death."--The Nation




About the Author



Tom Robbins has been called "a vital natural resource" by The Oregonian, "one of the wildest and most entertaining novelists in the world" by the Financial Times of London, and "the most dangerous writer in the world today" by Fernanda Pivano of Italy's Corriere della Sera. A Southerner by birth, Robbins has lived in and around Seattle since 1962.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.22 Inches (H) x 5.32 Inches (W) x .84 Inches (D)
Weight: .65 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 384
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Publisher: Bantam
Format: Paperback
Author: Tom Robbins
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 1990
TCIN: 11453294
UPC: 9780553349498
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-7259
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.84 inches length x 5.32 inches width x 8.22 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.65 pounds
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