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The Buffalo Soldier

The Buffalo Soldier

(2002)
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Young Alfred is a ten year old African-American boy from Burlington whose life to date has been a trial. Shuttled from foster family to group home, the boy is on the verge of being lost to the kind of despair that can envelop unwanted children. He cautiously enters the Sheldon family circle, barely willing to hope that he can find a permanent place for himself among these kind people, who are still distracted by grief following the disappearance of their twin daughters, drowned two years before in a flash flood. Across the street from the Sheldons live an older couple, who take Alfred under their wings as surrogate grandparents, and it is they who introduce him to the history of the buffalo soldiers, African-American cavalry troopers whose reputation for bravery and honour inspires the child. Just as life seems to be settling into some sort of normal patterns, Terry who has never been unfaithful to Laura finds himself deeply attracted to the solace offered by another woman's arms. Their encounter, brief as it is, finds the woman pregnant with his baby, a child Terry suddenly realizes he urgently wants. THE BUFFALO SOLIDER is a lyrical and richly textured story that explores the complexity of marriage, the bond between parents and children, and the relationships that cause a community to be a family.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2003 : USA Library Binding
Title: The Buffalo Soldier
Author(s): Chris A Bohjalian
ISBN: 0-613-70910-1 / 978-0-613-70910-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
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March 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: The Buffalo Soldier
Author(s): Chris Bohjalian
ISBN: 0-609-60833-9 / 978-0-609-60833-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Shaye Areheart Books
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2002 : Hardback
Title: Buffalo Soldiers, The
Author(s): Chris Bohjalian
ISBN: 5551189775 / 978-5551189770
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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Paperback Editions

February 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: The Buffalo Soldier: A Novel
Author(s): Chris Bohjalian
ISBN: 0-375-72546-6 / 978-0-375-72546-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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May 2003 : Australia Paperback
Title: The Buffalo Soldier
Author(s): Chris Bohjalian
ISBN: 0-7322-7481-8 / 978-0-7322-7481-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
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June 2002 : Australia Paperback
Title: The Buffalo Soldier
Author(s): Chris Bohjalian
ISBN: 0-7322-7480-X / 978-0-7322-7480-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
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Audio Editions

March 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Buffalo Soldier
Author(s): Chris Bohjalian
ISBN: 0-553-71500-3 / 978-0-553-71500-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2002 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Buffalo Soldier
Author(s): Chris Bohjalian
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   

March 2002 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Buffalo Soldier
Author(s): Chris Bohjalian
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

March 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Buffalo Soldier (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Chris Bohjalian
Publisher: Vintage
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