[UCP Books]: The Bad Lands

A FORGOTTEN CLASSIC OF THE AMERICAN WEST, REDISCOVERED!

 

“We are a nation that can, many of us, toss with all aplomb our candy wrapper into the Grand Canyon itself, snap a color shot, and drive away; and we need voices like Hall’s to remind us how far that piece of paper, still fluttering brightly behind us, has to fall.” –Thomas Pynchon


“Readers unable to suppress an unfashionable yearning for a good story will be delighted with The Bad Lands. . . . The cast of whores, gunhands, buffalo hunters, and grizzled settlers is effectively put into play. . . . Hall has thrust his imagination into that time and that place.” —Larry McMurtry, New York Times

 

The Ox-Bow Incident, Shane, The Big Sky, Hall’s own Warlock. . . . The Bad Lands belongs with this select group.” —Los Angeles Times
 



BACK IN PRINT


THE BAD LANDS


Oakley Hall


Domestic Publication Date: 12 October 2016 | Foreign Publication Date: 14 November 2016
376 pages | 1 map | 6 x 9 | ISBN-13: 978-0-226-41261-0 | Paper $18.00/₤12.50

 

Oakley Hall (1920–2008) was a great novelist of the American West and beloved writing teacher of Michael Chabon and Richard Ford, among many others. He is the author of numerous books, including Warlock, The Coming of the Kid, Apaches, and Separations.
 


 

 

“Suspenseful, passionate.”
—Publishers Weekly
“Elegiac, incandescent.”
—Kirkus Reviews

 

 

 

 

“Long on plot and action, The Bad Lands is a solid, satisfying story. . . . As full of motion and as picturesque as a Remington bronze.” —Chicago Tribune

 


Please contact Nicholas Lilly at 773.702.7490 or nlilly@uchicago.edu for more information.

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