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Ghost Rider

(1920)
(Clung)
A novel by

 
 
Sooner or later, they vowed he would meet his fatea rope necklace. There was a mystery about Clung's birth, but none about his skill with weapons. Born to a Chinese father who would never admit to the mother's heritage, Clung grew up in the Southwest an enigmataller than any Chinese, weaker than the average man, with hands that were almost womanly, too delicate for fisticuffs but not for weapons. And Clung began his apprenticeship with guns as soon as he could walk. Growing up Chinese, even if only half Chinese, in the wild west meant only one thingdestiny as a laundry man, which Clung repeatedly waved off, enigmatically. One day a stranger rides into towna Mexican of some importance, with two compadres riding with him. When the stranger rouses Clung from his usual afternoon siesta, with a rough hand on the shoulder, Clung's response in self defense leads to the Mexican being shot between the eyes, and his compadres felled in like manner. The judge's dismissal of the case on grounds of self-defense comes with an admonition. By the end of the fifth week, Clung brings his tally of dead men up to four. Through the misadventures of a man who fits in nowhere because he comes from two races in collision, Brand paints a picture of the violent Southwest filled with the culture clashes fueled by Mexican and American homesteaders and outlaws, and Chinese gamblers who see life and death with different eyes.

    

Used availability for Max Brand's Ghost Rider

Hardback Editions

July 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Clung
Author(s): Max Brand
ISBN: 1-4056-8273-6 / 978-1-4056-8273-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gunsmoke
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September 1996 : UK Hardback
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Title: Clung
Author(s): Max Brand
ISBN: 0-7451-3920-5 / 978-0-7451-3920-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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March 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: Clung
Author(s): Max Brand
ISBN: 0-7862-0583-0 / 978-0-7862-0583-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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February 1982 : UK Hardback
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Title: Clung
Author(s): Max Brand
ISBN: 0-86025-205-1 / 978-0-86025-205-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ian Henry Publications Ltd
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June 1920 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ghost Rider
Author(s): Max Brand, Frederick Schiller Faust
ISBN: 0-88411-521-6 / 978-0-88411-521-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aeonian Pr
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Paperback Editions

January 1997 : UK Paperback

Title: Clung
Author(s): Max Brand
ISBN: 0-7451-3924-8 / 978-0-7451-3924-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers P.
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March 1984 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ghost Rider
Author(s): Max Brand, Frederick Faust
ISBN: 0-671-50360-X / 978-0-671-50360-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books (Mm)
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1976 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Ghost Rider
Author(s): Max Brand
ISBN: 0-671-80752-8 / 978-0-671-80752-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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Audio Editions

February 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Ghost Rider
Author(s): Max Brand
ISBN: 0-7861-1501-7 / 978-0-7861-1501-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
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May 1994 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Clung
Author(s): Max Brand
ISBN: 0-7366-2720-0 / 978-0-7366-2720-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
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