Thursday, September 18, 2008
Escape by Jean Henry Mead
Escape by Jean Henry Mead lends drama to the historical legends of Wyoming and creates a vivid account of the days when posses pursued bank robbers.
Andrea Bordeaux lives with her grandparents in Wyoming. When outlaws arrive, her grandmother quickly shears Andrea’s long hair, puts her in overalls, and calls her Andy, hoping to protect her. Unfortunately, the outlaws take Andy with them and leave her grandparents injured.
Andy finds herself thrust into the midst of Wild Bunch members who take her to the Hole in the Wall, where they plan the Belle Fourche Bank robbery. Small in stature, Andy finds herself relegated to cooking for the outlaws. Only Billy knows the truth about her gender and she’s sworn him to secrecy. She also attempts to reform him.
Following an attack by a vicious outlaw intent on carving her face, Butch Cassidy himself promises she can return home after their planned bank job. Meanwhile, the Four-State Governor’s Pact is enacted to rid the country of outlaws, while Andy wants nothing but to return home, if she still has one to go to.
Escape provides a fascinating glimpse into the legendary outlaws of Wyoming. Mead’s remarkably fresh voice tells a compelling story that’s hard to put down. Historical fans will thoroughly enjoy their visit with Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch.ad lends drama to the historical legends of Wyoming an
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