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ebook / ISBN-13: 9781409165675

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‘If you read only one western in your life, this is the one’ Roland Smith, author of Peak

He rode into our valley in the summer of 1889, a slim man, dressed in black. ‘Call me Shane,’ he said. He never told us more. There was a deadly calm in the valley that summer, a slow, climbing tension that seemed to focus on Shane.

Seen through the eyes of a young boy, Bob Starrett, SHANE is the classic story of a lone stranger. At first sight, the boy realises there is something unusual about the approaching man, but as Bob gets to know Shane, he realises that there is an inner sadness in him.

SHANE is the story of a gunfighter who tries to hang up his gun but is drawn to the side of the boy’s family and other homesteaders in their struggle to keep from being forced off their land.


Jack Schaefer is not a writer of conventional westerns ... [his work is] tautly and tightly constructed ... [with] additional ingredients that make for complex storytelling
If you read only one western in your life, this is the one
Roland Smith, author of PEAK
The author has created a tale which captivates the reader's attention from beginning to end. His skill in depicting a character, a situation, or a mood, with a minimum of words, gives the story a tightly-woven quality often lacking in present-day novels. The book almost demands completion in one sitting
Its tension is of the uncoiling spring variety. It's as clean as a hound's tooth
SHANE is a work of literature first and a western second
A real superiority here