Elmore Leonard's western fiction burns with passion, treachery, and heroism. In these two stories taken from his hard-bitten collection, The Tonto Woman and Other Western Stories, the American frontier comes vividly, magnificently to life.
In "The Tonto Woman," a young wife, her face tattooed by Indian kidnappers, becomes society's outcast -- until an outlaw vows to set her free.
In "'Hurrah for Capt. Early'," an Arizona mining town celebrates the return of local hero Capt. Early from the war in Cuba. Particularly awaiting his return is Bo Catlett, a black career soldier who saved Capt. Early's life during the war. It is an event he cherishes, though the town's bigoted locals will not believe him.
The wild and glorious spirit of the West comes alive in the hands of America's greatest storyteller. Etching a harsh, haunting landscape with razor-sharp prose, Elmore Leonard shows with these brilliant stories why he has become the American poet laureate of the desperate and the bold.
This raw, hard-bitten collection gathers together the best of Leonard's western fiction...