Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins

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The whooping crane rustlers are girls. Young girls. Cowgirls, as a matter of fact, all “bursting with dimples and hormones”—and the FBI has never seen anything quite like them. Yet their rebellion at the Rubber Rose Ranch is almost overshadowed by the arrival of the legendary Sissy Hankshaw, a white-trash goddess literally born to hitchhike, and the freest female of them all.

Freedom, its prizes and its prices, is a major theme of Tom Robbins’s classic tale of eccentric adventure. As his robust characters attempt to turn the tables on fate, the reader is drawn along on a tragicomic joyride across the badlands of sexuality, wild rivers of language, and the frontiers of the mind.

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About Tom Robbins

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Tom Robbins has been called "a vital natural resource" by The Oregonian, "one of the wildest and most entertaining novelists in the world" by the Financial Times of London, and "the most dangerous writer in the world today" by Fernanda Pivano of Italy's Corriere della Sera. A Southerner by birth, Robbins has lived in and around Seattle since 1962.
Published June 17, 2003 by Bantam. 384 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Gay & Lesbian. Fiction

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Entertainment Weekly

A few samples: '''Well,' said the story to itself, 'I guess I must be a love story!''' ''He had not needed to learn to lie.'' ''By and by, the living lovers loved.'' Unlike Cowgirls, which in its very obnoxiousness bears the fluky stamp of its creator, Being Human seems to have been made by a...

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Los Angeles Times

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Like many films that arrive on screen more dead than alive, writer-director Gus Van Sant's version of Tom Robbins' "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" contains its own built-in epitaph.

May 20 1994 | Read Full Review of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

Deseret News

Trying to film an allegorical novel like Tom Robbins' "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" is probably an impossible task, but screenwriter/director/co-editor Gus Van Sant Jr.

May 24 1994 | Read Full Review of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

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