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Etta: A Novel
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When Philadelphia debutante Lorinda Jameson's bankrupt father commits suicide, the infamous Black Hand mafia is dispatched to collect his debts — or her head. The young orphan rechristens herself "Etta Place" and goes west to earn her keep as a waitress in a remote railroad outpost. But fate and murder soon intervene, and Etta joins forces with Butch Cassidy's notorious gang, The Wild Bunch. In their hide-out at Hole-in-the-Wall, Wyoming, Etta meets Harry Longbaugh, a.k.a. the Sundance Kid, and begins the passionate and tragic romance that will be the great love of her life. Every step of the way, Etta's life on the lam is fraught with danger and excitement.

Weaving together Etta's diary entries, Pinkerton Detective Agency memos, and recreated newspaper articles, Gerald Kolpan's history-based novel brings to life the riveting story of an extraordinary woman.

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Street Date:
07/30/2009
Language:
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Gerald Kolpan. (2009). Etta: A Novel. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

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Gerald Kolpan. 2009. Etta: A Novel. Blackstone Publishing.

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Gerald Kolpan, Etta: A Novel. Blackstone Publishing, 2009.

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Gerald Kolpan. Etta: A Novel. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing, 2009.

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Weaving together Etta's diary entries, Pinkerton Detective Agency memos, and recreated newspaper articles, Gerald Kolpan's history-based novel brings to life the riveting story of an extraordinary woman.

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        The sketchy details of the life of Etta Place, outlaw and paramour of William “Sundance Kid” Longabaugh, are imaginatively filled in by first-time novelist Kolpan in this winning tale of the Wild West. After her wealthy father's disgrace and demise, Etta departs Philadelphia society and heads west to become a Harvey Girl on the railroad in Colorado, where a series of misadventures leads her to the Hole-in-the-Wall gang. Romanced by Longabaugh and the fugitive lifestyle, Place earns an integral part in the gang through her shooting and riding skills as well as her beauty and sophistication. Pursued by the police, Pinkertons, the Black Hand and rival desperado Kid Curry, Etta and the Sundance Kid make their way across the country, diving from one daring adventure to another. The novel is not without its flaws: Etta's friendship with a young Eleanor Roosevelt and her encounters with other luminaries can seem precious, and her proto-feminism feels too canned. But the wide-screen drama of Etta's life makes these choices forgivable, and Kolpan's snappy storytelling makes it impossible not to want to ride along as the characters careen toward their tragic ends.

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