Sin Killer

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Sin Killer

By Larry McMurtry

Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 9780743246842, 300pp.

Publication Date: August 8, 2005

Description
From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry comes the first in a four-volume epic journey through the early American frontier, featuring the Berrybender family, English nobility adrift in the American West in the 1830s.
It is 1830, and the Berrybender family rich, aristocratic, English, and hopelessly out of place is on its way up the Missouri River to see the untamed West as it begins to open up. With irascible determination and a great deal of outright chaos the party experiences both the awesome majesty and brutal savagery of the unexplored land, from buffalo stampedes and natural disasters to Indian raids and encounters with frontiersmen and trappers, explorers, pioneers, and one part-time preacher known as "the Sin Killer." Packed with breathtaking adventure, charming romance, and a sense of humor stretching clear over the horizon, Sin Killer is a truly unique view of the West that could only come from the boundless skill and imagination of Larry McMurtry.


About the Author
Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Lonesome Dove", three memoirs, two collections of essays, and more than thirty screenplays. He lives in Archer City, Texas.


Praise For Sin Killer

The Washington Post A sprawling parody of the frontier encounter....Sin Killer is a zany, episodic ride. With gusto and nonstop ingenuity, McMurtry moves his cast of characters and caricatures steadily upstream.


Chicago Tribune A story as big as the West itself.


The New York Times Irresistible.