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Leaving Wyoming by Leo Brent Robillard
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Leaving Wyoming


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Gunfights, romance, cross-country chases, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid -- this modern Western has everything you could want from the genre, and a few twists.


Gunfights, romance, cross-country chases, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid-this modern Western has everything you could want from the genre, and a few twists.

Jesse James. Billy the Kid. Butch and Sundance. The true lives and deaths of these outlaws have been lost; rendered irrelevant by more than a century of speculation and myth. Some question whether they ever existed at all. But not Ewen "Wyoming" McGinnis. In 1901, at the age of 20, Wyoming rides away from Butch and Sundance for the last time, after learning how to fall out of the sky onto rushing trains and pull off congenial bank robberies as part of their Wild Bunch.

On his way toward Alberta, with his saddle bags full of useless unsigned banknotes, a Pinkerton detective on his trail, and the revenge-seeking Kid Curry breathing down his neck, Wyoming realizes that the romanticized life of the outlaw is rapidly disappearing under the boot of industry, and that for an illiterate man who knows nothing but riding horses and emptying trains of their payload at gunpoint, there aren't many options left.

That is until he meets Veccha, a clairvoyant living alone amongst the last vestiges of the Peigan in what is now southern Alberta. In Veccha, Wyoming finds love, learning, and a chance at leaving "Wyoming" behind forever. As long as Kid Curry and a detective named Mackenzie Webb don't catch him first.

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