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At the end of Huckleberry Finn, on the eve of the Civil War, Huck and his pal Tom Sawyer "light out for the Territory" to avoid "sivilization". In Robert Coover's vision of their Western adventures, Huck and Tom start by joining the famous but short-lived Pony Express. Tom becomes something of a hero and decides he'd rather own civilization than escape it, returning east to get a wife and a law degree. But Huck stays alone in the Territory; he guides wagon trains, scouts for both sides in the war, wrangles horses on a Chisholm Trail cattle drive, joins a bandit gang, finds an ill-fated pal in an army fort and another in a Lakota Sioux tribe, and eventually finds himself in the Black Hills just ahead of the 1876 Gold Rush. In the course of his adventures, Huck reunites with Tom, Jim, and Becky Thatcher and faces some hard truths and harder choices.

Genre: Historical    

"A giant stands on the shoulders of a giant, and the view is large and giddying. In its vibrant skylarking and in its yearning undertow, this disenchanted enchantment throws new light on Twain's America--and on Robert Coover's." - Garth Risk Hallberg

"An extraordinary book a beautifully earnest and direct work from perhaps the most formidable trickster in American letters. Anyone with an ounce of heart in their chests should read this immediately." - Alan Moore


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Hardback Editions

January 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Huck Out West: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Coover
ISBN: 0-393-60844-1 / 978-0-393-60844-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Paperback Editions

February 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Huck Out West: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Coover
ISBN: 0-393-35549-7 / 978-0-393-35549-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Huck Out West (Wheeler Large Print Western)
Author(s): Robert Coover
ISBN: 1-4104-9727-5 / 978-1-4104-9727-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing Large Print
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Audio Editions

January 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Huck Out West: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Coover
ISBN: 1-68168-381-4 / 978-1-68168-381-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Huck Out West: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Coover
Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
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January 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Huck Out West: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Coover
Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Huck Out West: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Coover
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA