[a Novel]

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A gripping historical novel of love and vengeance starring Harry Longbaugh, better known as the Sundance Kid.

Legend has it that bank robber Harry Longbaugh and his partner Robert Parker were killed in a shootout in Bolivia. That was the supposed end of the Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy.

Sundance tells a different story. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Longbaugh is very much alive, though serving in a Wyoming prison under an alias.

When he is released in 1913, Longbaugh reenters a changed world. Horses are being replaced by automobiles. Gas lamps are giving way to electric lights. Workers fight for safety, and women for the vote. What hasn't changed are Longbaugh's ingenuity, his deadly aim, and his love for his wife, Etta Place.

It's been two years since Etta stopped visiting him, and, determined to find her, Longbaugh follows her trail to New York City. Confounded by the city's immensity, energy, chaos, and crowds, he learns that his wife was very different from the woman he thought he knew. Longbaugh finds himself in a tense game of cat and mouse, racing against time before the legend of the Sundance Kid catches up to destroy him. 

By turns suspenseful, rollicking, and poignant, Sundance is the story of a man dogged by his own past, seeking his true place in this new world.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, c2014.
ISBN: 9781594632457
Branch Call Number: FICTION FUL
Characteristics: 338 p. ; 24 cm.


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hendrixlakeguy Oct 19, 2014

An interesting twist on the legend of
Butch and Sundance. Worth a read.

ChristchurchLib Jul 24, 2014

As soon as Harry Longbaugh - better known as the Sundance Kid - is released from prison in 1913, where he served time under an assumed name, he goes in search of his wife, Etta Place. Sundance, rumored to have been killed in the Bolivian shootout that killed his partner-in-crime, Butch Cassidy, soon attracts the attention of the authorities when he kills a man in self-defense and goes on the lam. But Sundance has no intention of returning to jail, at least not before he reaches the end of the long and winding trail that might lead to his missing bride.
Historical Fiction July 2014 Newsletter.

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