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The big sky: a novel

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A classic portrait of America's vast frontier that inspired the Western genre in fiction.

Originally published more than fifty years ago, The Big Sky is the first of A. B. Guthrie Jr.'s epic adventure novels set in the American West. Here he introduces Boone Caudill, Jim Deakins, and Dick Summers: traveling the Missouri River from St. Louis to the Rockies, these frontiersmen live as trappers, traders, guides, and explorers. The story centers on Caudill, a young Kentuckian driven by a raging hunger for life and a longing for the blue sky and brown earth of big, wild places. Caught up in the freedom and savagery of the wilderness, Caudillbecomes an untamed mountain man, whom only the beautiful daughter of a Blackfoot chief dares to love.

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The Big Sky begins A. B. Guthrie, Jr.'s epic western saga that spans over a hundred years in the course of six novels. We are introduced to Boone Caudill, who travels the Missouri River from St. Louis to the Rockies, leaving his abusive father to find a life of freedom in the wild. Along the way he gains the friendship of Jim Deakins and Dick Summers, men who share his dream of a life of trapping and exploring. Caudill also wins the love of a beautiful Blackfoot princess, a woman willing to love him despite his wild ways. Their lives become forever entwined through adventure, travel, and eventually betrayal. Caudill finds that freedom comes at a price—one higher than he ever could have imagined.

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series Big Sky
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subject_facet Montana -- Fiction, Montana -- History -- Fiction, Western stories
title_display The big sky : a novel
title_full The Big Sky Big Sky Series, Book 1, The big sky / A.B. Guthrie, Jr., The big sky : a novel / A.B. Guthrie, Jr. ; [foreword by Wallace Stegner]
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topic_facet Classic Literature, Fiction, History, Montana, Western, Western stories