World, Chase Me Down

World, Chase Me Down

A Novel

Paperback - 2017
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oA kidnapper with a social-justice missiono ( Time ), Pat Crowe was once the most wanted man in America. World, Chase Me Down resurrects him, telling the electrifying story of the first great crime of the last century- how in 1900 the out-of-work former butcher kidnapped the teenage son of Omaha's wealthiest meatpacking tycoon for a ransom of $25,000 in gold, and then burgled, safe-cracked, and bond-jumped his way across the country and beyond, inciting a manhunt that was dubbed othe thrill of the nationo and a showdown in the court of public opinion between the haves and have-nots-all the while plotting a return to the woman he never stopped loving. As if channeling Mark Twain and Charles Portis, Andrew Hilleman has given us a character who is bawdy and soulful, grizzled, salty, and hard-drinking, and with a voice as unforgettable as that of Lucy Marsden in Alan Gurganus's Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All -an antihero you can't help rooting for.
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2017]
ISBN: 9780143111474
0143111477
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 332 pages ; 20 cm

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Once the most wanted man in America, Pat Crowe is a forgotten folk hero who captivated the nation as an outlaw for economic justice. 'World, Chase Me Down' resurrects him, telling the electrifying story of the first great crime of the last century: how in 1900 the out-of-work former butcher kidna... Read More »


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