Lips of the Sun
by W. Town Andrews, Jr.
Now a candidate for publication by Kindle Press
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Rising with the dawn, retiring with the sunset…
Boyd Fedder, a sixty-something loner driving his herd of one, Dozie, across the ranges and basins of the American West, subsisting on nature, wandering among his memories, and, perhaps, searching for the key that unlocks the “Code of the West.” He lives in the past, but the present intrudes and wrenches him from of his reverie, forcing the enlistment of Perigo, a wild and unfathomable character, and his reluctant sidekick, a mule named Cupcake, to aid in his odessey to free Dozie from those who would turn her flanks into london broil, her heart into potted meat product.
Equal parts comic farce, classic western, and magical reality, Cattleman is also a unique example of an essential American story form; the journey of discovery by an idiosyncratic individualist who honors principle over authority.