"When Augustus came out on the porch the blue pigs were eating a
rattlesnake --- not a very big one. It had probably just
been crawling around looking for shade when it ran into the
pigs. They were having a fine tug-of-war with it, and
its rattling days were over. The sow had it by the neck,
and the shoat had the tail."
This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is for lovers of Westerns and
also for readers of contemporary fiction who believe they could
never really enjoy a Western. Who, after all, could
resist a tale that begins with pigs eating a rattlesnake?
With LONESOME DOVE --- the sprawling saga which spawned a