The Legend of Colton H. Bryant by Alexandra Fuller

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A heartrending story of the human spirit from the author of the bestselling Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

Alexandra Fuller returns with the unforgettable true story of Colton H. Bryant, a soulful boy with a mustang-taming heart who comes of age in the oil fields and open plains of Wyoming. After surviving a sometimes cruel adolescence with his own brand of optimistic goofiness, Colton goes to work on an oil rig-and there the biggest heart in the world can't save him from the new, unkind greed that has possessed his beloved Wyoming during the latest boom.

Colton's story could not be told without telling of the land that grew him, where the great high plains meet the Rocky Mountains to create a vista of lonely beauty. It is here that the existence of one boy is a true story as deeply moving as the life that inspired it.
 

About Alexandra Fuller

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ALEXANDRA FULLER was born in England in 1969. In 1972, she moved with her family to a farm in southern Africa. She lived in Africa until her midtwenties. In 1994, she moved to Wyoming with her husband. They have three children.
 
Published May 6, 2008 by Penguin Books. 236 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Professional & Technical, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Travel. Non-fiction

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A lyrical paean to an unsung…well, not exactly hero, but one of life's unsung people.

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The New York Times

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A place, its people and the tale of a life cut short.

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The Guardian

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To take a man so recently deceased and co-opt his life story and his character - Fuller admits to emphasising some aspects of Bryant's personality and disregarding others - feels like a double betrayal: firstly of the real Bryant, and secondly of the readers, who have come to know this likeable m...

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Publishers Weekly

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Fuller, author of the bestselling Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, narrates the tragically short life of Colton H. Bryant, a Wyoming roughneck in

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The Independent

Alexandra Fuller shows the devastating physical and psychological damage caused by life on the rigs.

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