Cuervo Tales by Robert Roper

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Ten interlinking stories chronicle the life of Abel Richards, a man who comes of age in the late 1960s and witnesses the "back to earth" movement, drugs, rock 'n' roll, and free love.

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Robert Roper is the author of numerous novels and story collections including Cuervo Tales, The Trespassers, and In Caverns of Blue Ice. He contributes regularly to Men's Journal and has also written for Outside, National Geographic Adventure, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and many other papers and magazines. His awards include grants from the NEA and the Ingram Merrill Foundation. A climber, he reports often on adventure subjects and in recent years has also written on retrovirology, financial derivatives, nuclear non-proliferation, and World War II partisan warfare. He teaches writing and film at universities in California, where he lives.
Published July 22, 1993 by Houghton Mifflin. 196 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Richards, staying in the old family homestead, quarrels with younger brother Joel when he returns bedraggled from years in Hawaii and recollects the downfalls of Martin Declan--once a mentor in the marijuana trade but now a sort of hermit who gets shot in the back with a bow-and- arrow before dis...

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These tales take place in the mountains of northern California and recall a town--called Cuervo--that has figured as a renegade community since the first Mexican settlers wiped out ``a particularly passive'' tribe of Costanoan Indians.

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