Improbable Fortunes

Improbable Fortunes

A Novel

eBook - 2016
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In Improbable Fortunes, Jeffrey Price takes us on a wild ride into Vanadium, a dusty, down-on-its-heels mining town in southwest Colorado where it would be fair to assume that nothing has ever happened. But you'd be wrong. As it turns out, quite a lot has happened starting with a suspicious mudslide that destroys the town's Main Street and a cowboy, Buster McCaffrey, arrested for the death of one of the richest men in America, Marvin Mallomar. As the soon-to-retire Sheriff, Shep Dudival, investigates the circumstances surrounding the murder, it comes to light that Buster and Mallomar's young wife were having a Cowboy Always Rings Twice affair. From there, Price takes this familiar story plot and turns it on its head folding a rococo cast of Vanadium's characters into a timeline that begins with Vanadium's post WWII labor strife and ends with the Kulturkampf of present day. While it may all seem humorous and surreal at first blush, one gets the feeling by Improbable Fortunes' un-guessable conclusion, that Price has used the fictitious town of Vanadium a place without a recognizable gas station, a decent restaurant, or a clean bathroom as the Rosetta Stone for something larger.
Publisher: [United States] : Rare Bird Books : Made available through hoopla, 2016
ISBN: 9781941729120
1941729126
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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