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This is a story of two men,adversaries since childhood,who grow up on the frontier at the turn of the twentieth century. Despite their genuine decency, their animosity toward one another grows and eventually erupts with devastating results. More

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  • Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
  • Words: 86,870
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781301280315
About Dennis Wilson

Dennis Wilson is an artist, a retired special education teacher, and a trout fisherman specializing in obscure streams of the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. He lives in northern California with his wife with whom he loves to dance.


Review by: Geoffrey Bauchman on Jan. 14, 2013 :
This book had me not wanting to put it down from the start. I was very impressed at the amount of history that was tied into the story line. It was very apparent that the write, Dennis Wilson, spent a great deal of time researching to get the time period and locations accurate. I felt that the book was entertaining and gave me a insight into our countries early history.
(reviewed 44 days after purchase)
Review by: Geoffrey Bauchman on Jan. 14, 2013 :
The story line had me captured from the beginning. I had a hard time putting the book down. I was amazed at the amount of history that was tied into the story line. It was obvious that the writer, Denis Wilson, did a lot of research into the time periods and areas of the country that the characters are in. I enjoyed the story and felt that I had a amazing insight into a portion of our countries history.
(reviewed 44 days after purchase)
Review by: Michael McCarthy on Dec. 22, 2012 :
Imagine William Faukner and Flannery O'Connor had a love child. Born with immense innate literary talent but unloved by his parents, the bastard runs away from home and grows up to be a writer in the American Southwest. Cormac McCarthy, right? Nope: Dennis Wilson.

From the first pages, Wilson's "Animosity" is a gripping tale in the tradition of the great Western writers. A sort of bildungsroman times two, if you will, "Animosity" is the story of two men, Harlan and Ellis, and two lifetimes of struggle, growth, and desperation.

Wilson's ear for authentic dialogue, his knowledge of the geography and topography of the American Southwest, his character development, all work together magnificently in his first published novel.

Wilson has the steady, confident voice that gives away his age. "Animosity" is not some college boy's creative writing assignment; it is not a work of passing fancy by a weekend writer working on his bucket list. "Animosity" is real.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
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