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The Collected Works of Billy the Kid
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From the Booker Prize–winning author of The English Patient comes a visionary novel about an icon of American violence.


William Bonney a.k.a. "Billy the Kid," killed his first man when he was twelve. By the time he was twenty-one he had, by his own reckoning, slain nineteen more. In the intervening years he had become "Billy the Kid," bloodthirsty ogre and outlaw saint.


Drawing on contemporary accounts, period photographs, dime novels and his own fund of empathy and imagination, Michael Ondaatje imagines Billy's passage across the blasted landscape of 1880s New Mexico and the collective unconscious of his country. The Collected Works of Billy the Kid is a virtuoso synthesis of storytelling, history, and myth by a writer who brings us back to our familiar legends with a renewed sense of wonder.

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Unabridged
Street Date:
8/17/2009
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781481540001
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Michael Ondaatje. (2009). The Collected Works of Billy the Kid. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

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Michael Ondaatje. 2009. The Collected Works of Billy the Kid. Blackstone Publishing.

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Michael Ondaatje, The Collected Works of Billy the Kid. Blackstone Publishing, 2009.

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Michael Ondaatje. The Collected Works of Billy the Kid. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing, 2009.

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William Bonney a.k.a. "Billy the Kid," killed his first man when he was twelve. By the time he was twenty-one he had, by his own reckoning, slain nineteen more. In the intervening years he had become "Billy the Kid," bloodthirsty ogre and outlaw saint.

Drawing on contemporary accounts, period photographs, dime novels and his own fund of empathy and imagination, Michael Ondaatje imagines Billy's passage across the blasted landscape of 1880s New Mexico and the collective unconscious of his country. The Collected Works of Billy the Kid is a virtuoso synthesis of storytelling, history, and myth by a writer who brings us back to our familiar legends with a renewed sense of wonder.

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William Bonney a.k.a. "Billy the Kid," killed his first man when he was twelve. By the time he was twenty-one he had, by his own reckoning, slain nineteen more. In the intervening years he had become "Billy the Kid," bloodthirsty ogre and outlaw saint.

Drawing on contemporary accounts, period photographs, dime novels and his own fund of empathy and imagination, Michael Ondaatje imagines Billy's passage across the blasted landscape of 1880s New Mexico and the collective unconscious of his country. The Collected Works of Billy the Kid is a virtuoso synthesis of storytelling, history, and myth by a writer who brings us back to our familiar legends with a renewed sense of wonder.

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      • content: Ondaatje's novel about Billy the Kid (William Bonney) reads like a diary blended with historical accounts. Stefan Rudnicki strikes a tone that's thoughtful and poetic, visceral and violent. It serves both the straightforward storytelling and the musings, as when Bonney describes the deaths he has seen or his calm as he "burned out" a fever. While he's mainly reading as Billy the Kid, interludes in the voices of the others in Bonney's life let Rudnicki show off his vocal talents. This is fiction, but it feels like it's real, making for a dramatic listening experience. J.A.S. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine
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