Belle Starr: A Novel

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In the borderland of Arkansas and Oklahoma stories are still told about Belle Starr. When she was young an outlaw seduced her, got her pregnant, and abandoned her. Dressing in plumes and Stetson, she took on the role of a fallen woman, yet in the manner of all true rebels, she took on part of the role and rejected part, evolving a style of living that sparked the imagination of later generations. More

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About Speer Morgan

Born and raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Speer Morgan is the author of five books. His first novel, published in 1979, was set in Arkansas and the Indian Territory during the late 1800s. Among his other four novels, three have been set in Arkansas and Oklahoma - one in 1894, another in 1934, and another in the 1980s."The Whipping Boy" (1994)was aided by an NEA Individual Fellowship in fiction. His latest novel, "The Freshour Cylinders"(1998), won Foreword Magazine's Silver Award for the best book of the year. It also won an American Book Award in 1999. Morgan teaches in the English Department at the University of Missouri where he has edited The Missouri Review for 30 years.

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Review by: Daniel Schorsch on Oct. 14, 2010 :
A nice look into the last days of Belle Starr, but not up to Morgan's other works.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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