The Power of the Dog

A Novel Thomas Savage Back Bay, $14.99 paper This 1967 classic captures a moment in American history: Montana, in the early 20th century, when the locomotive, referred to by cowboys as "the power," was just starting to interrupt steer herding and carve pathways of industry across the West. The cowboys, who can now see imitations of themselves on moving picture screens, are losing their connection to the land. "The new sun rising above the eastern hills showed a world so vast and hostile to individual hope that the young cowhands clung to memories of home, kitchen stoves, mothers' voices...."
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