The year is 1898 and matthew dubchek aka, mattthew chumms, aka, the ringo kid comes drifting into twentymile, wyoming so called because its twenty miles from some place twenty miles away. His last novel, written while he was in declining health, took a surprising turn. Among the other trevanian novels were the cult favorite shibumi in 1979, the romantic the summer of katya in 1983, the western incident at twentymile in 1998, and his last, the semiautobiographical book crazyladies of pearl street published in june. Among the other trevanian novels were cultfavorite shibumi in 1979, the romantic the summer of katya in 1983, the western incident at twentymile in 1998 and his last, the semi.
The crazyladies of pearl street caught my eye for several reasons. Incident at twentymile has everything i love the old west, serial killers, blood and gore, a main character who is hard to sympathise with. Visit for the crazyladies cybernotes, trevanians commentaries, items from the authors desk, and more. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Trevanian books and biography free pdf books from bookyards, one of the worlds first online libraries to offer ebooks to be downloaded for free.
Incident at twentymile 1998 the crazyladies of pearl street 2005. Wideranging in setting and tone, yet linked by their sense of irony and reverence for the past, these short stories reflect in miniature the pseudonymous trevanians chameleonic career as a genredefying author of popular fiction shibumi. Twenty mile, wyoming, is a sunbleached ghost town and narrowgauge train stop halfway between the surprise lode and the boomtown of destiny. Trevanian takes the sociological measure of twenty mile back in 1898, when it was slipping into. After a 15year hiatus, trevanian returned with a western novel called incident at twentymile 1998, and then a collection of short stories, hot. The year is 1898 and the place is twentymile, a dying silvermining town in the hills of wyoming. Rodney whitaker, a writer best known by one of his many pen names, trevanian, who was the only writer of airport paperbacks to be compared to.
He was also an educator in communication and dramatic arts and wrote nonfiction books under his own name. Trevanian books list of books by author trevanian thriftbooks. Though the onenamed trevanian is known for thrillers and westerns incident at twentymile, 1998. His shibumi, the eiger sanction and the loo sanction were runaway best sellers. Rodney whitaker, author best known as trevanian the. The eiger sanction 1972, the loo sanction 1973, the main 1976, shibumi 1979, the summer of katya 1983, incident at twenty mile 1998, hot night in the city a collection of stories published in 2000 and the memoir the crazy ladies of pearl street 2005. Legendary writer trevanian brings readers his most personal novel yet. May have small tears, light discoloration, or other aesthetic issues. Buy incident at twentymile book online at low prices in. In this interview, trevanian wrote at length about his fiction career and writing methods as well as his fifteen year absence from publishing. Erst funfzehn jahre spater erschien incident at twentymile 1998. But, i was caught completely off guard that this book could be based on a real incident.
Trevanian is the pseudonym used to protect a very private person who has managed to successfully sell 5 million books without making a single promotional appearance. From what i had read, i knew that trevanian was trying his hand at a western and had. Rodney william whitaker june 12, 1931 december 14, 2005 was an american film scholar and writer who wrote several novels under the pen name trevanian. Hot night in the city is a masterwork from trevanian, whose unique ability to create a new stylistic voice for each genre he visits has produced the international best sellers. The mysterious, pseudonymous trevanian, who scored several bestselling hits in the 1970s and early 80s with the main, the eiger sanction and shibumi. For more information about a specific title please feel free to contact us with. Discover book depositorys huge selection of trevanian books online. He published the nonfiction book the language of film under his own name. Trevanian occasionally hints at 100 year old current events, such as the spanishamerican war.
See all books authored by trevanian, including shibumi, and the. In 1998 trevanian reappeared as the author of a western novel called incident at twentymile, and a collection of short stories, hot night in the city 2000. Trevanian, first edition abebooks shop for books, art. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your first box. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.
A darkly witty, smartly demythifying western by trevanian, best known for his everatypical novels in various genres the summer of katya, 1983, etc. The loo sanction by trevanian and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. See all books authored by trevanian, including shibumi, and the crazyladies of pearl street, and more on. Incident at twenty mile, set at the turn of the last century, is a thrilling blend of treasure of the sierra madre and high plains drifter. Incident at twentymile by trevanian thomas dunnest.
Buy incident at twentymile book online at best prices in india on. Whitaker wrote in a wide variety of genres, achieved bestseller status, and published under several other names as well, including nicholas seare, benat le cagot and edoard moran. He published the nonfiction book the language of film under. Incident at twentymile by trevanian 1998 french title. The main, the summer of katya, and shibumi, and his hundreds of thousands of ardent fans. He is the author of the crazyladies of pearl street, the eiger sanction, the loo sanction, the main, the summer of katya, incident at twentymile, and hot night in the city. You cant help thinking of hannibal lecter at the start of trevanians new novel, incident at twentymile.
Incident at twentymile is the work of an alltime masterdarker, gritter, and more complex than the old dime novels and hundreds of movies that. Open library is an initiative of the internet archive, a 501c3 nonprofit, building a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Hot night in the city by trevanian, paperback barnes. Trevanian book list fictiondb your guide to fiction books. Shop amongst our popular books, including 22, the crazyladies of pearl street, incident a twentymile and more from. Im so impressed with how easily i was drawn into the ghosttown of twentymile and felt like i could walk its street in my head. Books by trevanian authors like trevanian what should. In incident at twentymile trevanian changes hats yet again and produces a remarkable novel set in the old west. Suspense fiction fiction in english american writers 1945 texts spanish fiction english fiction international business enterprises fugitives from justice assassins. It is written by the enigmatic trevanian, a master storyteller whose books i started reading as early as 1980. Incident at twentymile is a western with a difference, and unless i miss my guess, it was intended at least in part as a spoof. A comingofager bursting at the seams with rich stories. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. However, rumor has it that his real identity is rodney whitaker since it is believed that author was teaching at university of texas when the eiger sanction was submitted, and rodney whitaker is in the credits of.1185 1555 786 1356 670 106 625 671 195 1361 875 719 765 240 1188 19 1523 191 565 609 21 862 42 465 663 250 115 158 1400 886 293 554 1024 103 385