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Gabriel's Story

by Durham, David Anthony A

  • ISBN: 9780385498142
  • ISBN10: 0385498144

Gabriel's Story

by Durham, David Anthony A

  • List Price: $23.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Doubleday Books
  • Publish date: 01/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780385498142
  • ISBN10: 0385498144
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Description: "Gabriel's Story" recounts the adventures and trials of a pioneer family in the late 1870s. At the center of the story is Gabriel, a young man who moves reluctantly from the urban North with his mother and younger brother to join his stepfather, a homesteader in Kansas.

While his mother and brother accept the reduced circumstances of their new life, Gabriel looks upon the primitive one-room sod house, the meager crops, and the endless fields of grass with loathing. Filled with memories of his deceased father and the dreams they shared, Gabriel decides to run away and become a cowboy. However, his search for excitement brings trouble and danger as he encounters a host of unsavory characters while testing himself against this brutally unforgiving new landscape.

In a novel in which place itself is a character, David Anthony Durham re-creates the harshness of life on the plains and the desperate struggles of a family trying to eke out a meager existence while building a future for itself against seemingly insurmountable odds. His portrait of Gabriel masterfully captures a coming-of-age under extreme circumstances and presents a rare look at the role black cowboys played in settling the West.

Like Colson Whitehead, Durham is an astonishingly gifted African-American writer whose work crosses the boundaries of color by dealing in universal truths. His remarkable book not only opens up the hidden history of the West, where a fourth of all cowboys were black, but triumphs in its language and vision to reveal an exciting new talent.

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