Streets of Laredo

Larry McMurtry

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Picador

9781447274681
512
Synopsis

Captain Woodrow Call, Gus McCrae's old partner, once a youthful Texas Ranger, is now a bounty hunter hired to track down a brutal young Mexican bandit. Riding with Call are an Eastern city slicker, a witless deputy, and one of the last members of the Hat Creek outfit, Pea Eye Parker, now married to Lorena - once Gus's sweetheart.
Their long, perilous chase leads them across the last wild stretches of the West into a hellhole known as Crow Town and, finally, deep into the vast, relentless plains of the Texas frontier.
The final novel in the Lonesome Dove quartet, Streets of Laredo is an exhilarating, elegiac and achingly poignant tale of heroism and friendship.

In the media
One of McMurtry's most powerful and moving achievements

Los Angeles Times

Larry McMurtry is a wonderful storyteller, and with [Streets of Laredo] he has written a novel that is even better than the original - and that was one hell of a tale

Boston Globe

Larry McMurtry remains a genius at dialogue. The scene where the seven whores start reminiscing about the first men in their lives is wonderful

New York Times Book Review

Streets of Laredo is a splendid addition to the literary portrait of McMurtry's native Texas and the West that he has been creating for three decades. It's also one of his most affectingly melancholy books . . . The characters are as finely etched as any McMurtry has ever minted

Newsweek