A stark and violent exploration of an American myth, this is a novel about the doomed gunslinger Billy the Kid. The Authentic Death of Hendry Jones is a stark and violent depiction of one of America's most alluring folk heroes: Billy the Kid. Set on the coast of California, Doc Baker, the Kid's former sidekick, narrates his tale of the gunslinging youngster's capture, trial, escape and eventual murder. Written in spare and subtle prose, this is one of the great literary treatments of America's obsession with the rule of the gun and of murderous vengeance.
Publication date: 2016-06
Number of pages: 288
Fiction, Contemporary, Westerns