Tejano. A Novel by Allen Wier.
Allen Wier, a
So his novel Tejano is been quite admired for this authenticity and its successfully sustained story line over its 736 pages. A reader can gain some measure of the plot by scanning the table of contents that is also annotated with significant events from each of the 43 chapters. The story is written as if by a series of witnesses and the dramatis personae list of "Witnesses" precedes the prologue. The witnesses append to the life and journey of Gideon Jones, a picaresque figure, and the stories those met by Jones, with considerable other focus from Knobby Cotton, now a freedman.
Jones is an itinerate mortician from which circumstances his stories often arise, and his "journal" stands as the basis of his tales. Ultimately, the stories from
There are vivid details, human portraits, and intriguing narratives. For local application, if you enjoyed McMurtry's Lonesome Dove or the Cormac McCarthy novel trilogy, Tejano is a novel for you. And certainly it's required for any substantial
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