Legends are born in the confluence of truth and lies, the marriage of good and bad. The legend of the Suicide Cowboys begins and ends with one man's idea of the truth. Five cowboys, partners in a ranch, are found hanging from the rafters of a Denver tavern. Their bodies are covered in a mysterious green powder, baffling the police. The only potential witnesses are the bartender and a vagrant living in the alley behind the bar. As the story unravels, we encounter mysterious forces at work in the mountains, in the city, in the everyday. This wickedly unorthodox account of life in Colorado in the 1940s reveals a world where hard work is its own reward, the truth is usually clear, and most folks keep quiet about it.
Used availability for John K Bucher's The Suicide Cowboys
May 2006 : USA Paperback