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Faraway Blue

Faraway Blue

(1999)
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First published in 1999, Faraway Blue is based on the real-life exploits of Sergeant Moses Williams, former slave, Civil War veteran, and Buffalo Soldier in the Ninth Cavalry Regiment. Included in Moses's story are four women and two men representing the ethnic groups and economic levels found in the late 1800s American Southwest.

At the story's opening, Williams's cavalry unit has one assignment: kill Apaches in the "faraway blue" mountains of southeastern New Mexico Territory, also known as the Black Range. As a fighter in the white man's campaign to obliterate the Indians and take over their lands, Williams finds a nemesis in Nana, an old Warm Springs Apache warrior who is a tactical genius. Nana leads his small band of followers to repeatedly strike area mining camps and settlements. Both men know they must meet before the end of the war and a maddening cat-and-mouse pursuit ensues.

Williams is sustained by his love for Sheela Jones, a mulatto whom he wants to marry when the army will allow it. But Sheela's love for Moses guides her to take an immense risk just as Moses and Nana ride out to settle their score.

"Evans paints marvelous word pictures of a land and people he knows extremely well."--Booklist

"As always with Evans, written with a good sense of the times and place."--Kirkus

 
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Hardback Editions

January 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: Faraway Blue
Author(s): Max Evans
ISBN: 0-312-86749-2 / 978-0-312-86749-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge
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Paperback Editions

October 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Faraway Blue
Author(s): Max Evans
ISBN: 0-8263-3585-3 / 978-0-8263-3585-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
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January 2000 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Faraway Blue
Author(s): Max Evans
ISBN: 0-8125-7076-6 / 978-0-8125-7076-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge
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