Little Big Man
By Thomas Berger
(Delta, Paperback, 9780385298292, 440pp.)
Publication Date: September 1989
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After surviving the massacre of his pioneer family, ten-year-old Jack is adopted by an Indian chief who nicknames him Little Big Man. As a Cheyenne, he feasts on dog, loves four wives, and sees his people butchered by horse soldiers commanded by General George Armstrong Custer. Later, living as a white man once more, he hunts the buffalo to near-extinction, tangles with Wyatt Earp, cheats Wild Bill Hickok, and fights in the Battle of Little Bighorn alongside Custer himself--a man he'd sworn to kill. Hailed by "The Nation" as "a seminal event," "Little Big Man" is a singular literary achievement that, like its hero, only gets better with age.
Praise for "Little Big Man"
"An epic such as Mark Twain might have given us."--Henry Miller
"The very best novel ever about the American West."--"The New York Times Book Review"
"Spellbinding . . . Crabb] surely must be one of the most delightfully absurd fictional fossils ever unearthed."--"Time"
"Superb . . . Berger's success in capturing the points of view and emotional atmosphere of a vanished era is uncanny. His skill in characterization, his narrative power and his somewhat cynical humor are all outstanding."--"The New York Times.