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Legend has it that bank robber Harry Longbaugh and his partner Robert Parker were killed in a shootout in Bolivia. That was the supposed end of the Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy.
Sundance tells a different story. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Longbaugh is very much alive, though serving in a Wyoming prison under an alias.
When he is released in 1913, Longbaugh reenters a changed world. Horses are being replaced by automobiles. Gas lamps are giving way to electric lights. Workers fight for safety, and women for the vote. What hasn't changed are Longbaugh's ingenuity, his deadly aim, and his love for his wife, Etta Place.
It's been two years since Etta stopped visiting him, and, determined to find her, Longbaugh follows her trail to New York City. Confounded by the city's immensity, energy, chaos, and crowds, he learns that his wife was very different from the woman he thought he knew. Longbaugh finds himself in a tense game of cat and mouse, racing against time before the legend of the Sundance Kid catches up to destroy him.
By turns suspenseful, rollicking, and poignant, Sundance is the story of a man dogged by his own past, seeking his true place in this new world.
Fuller's research, encompassing the Triangle Fire, early feminism, and even New York's amazing subways, is exemplary." - Booklist
"This is speculative historical fiction of extraordinary intelligence and descriptive power." - Kirkus
"Sundance is an intriguing and unique alternative history of Harry Longbaugh - the Sundance Kid - that assumes something many Wyomingites absolutely believe: that he didn't die in South America with Butch Cassidy after all." - C.J. Box, New York Times bestselling author of The Highway and Stone Cold
"Sundance prances on the page, sometimes rollicking, always high-spirited, as the Kid - yes, that Kid - returns. Harry Longbaugh's poignant search for the woman who almost waited for him is a tale told with rare flair. He's an outlaw to root for." - Ivan Doig, author of The Bartender's Tale
David Fuller is a screenwriter and the author of Sweetsmoke. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and twin sons.
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