Great Plains

By Ian Frazier; Frazier
(Picador USA, Paperback, 9780312278502, 320pp.)

Publication Date: May 2001

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With his unique blend of intrepidity, tongue-in-cheek humor, and wide-eyed wonder, Ian Frazier takes us on a journey of more than 25,000 miles up and down and across the vast and myth-inspiring" Great Plains." A travelogue, a work of scholarship, and a western adventure, "Great Plains" takes us from the site of Sitting Bull's cabin, to an abandoned house once terrorized by Bonnie and Clyde, to the scene of the murders chronicled in Truman Capote's" In Cold Blood." It is an expedition that reveals the heart of the American West.

About the Author
Ian Frazier has written for "Harper's", "The New Yorker", and "The Atlantic Monthly". He is a winner of the Thurber Prize for Humor, and is the author of numerous books, including "Great Plains", "Coyote vs. Acme", and "On the Rez".

Adrian Frazier is Assistant Professor of English at Union College.
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