Michael Blake‘s classic frontier/Western novel, DANCES WITH WOLVES is available again in the UK! The inspiration for the multi-Oscar winning movie starring Kevin Costner, the book is published by Head of Zeus in hardcover and eBook. This new edition also includes the sequel, THE HOLY ROAD. Here’s the synopsis…
1863. The last occupant of Fort Sedgewick, Lieutenant John Dunbar watches over the American frontier. A thousand miles back east, his comrades are locked in battle with the Confederates, but out here he is alone.
His desolate posting will bring him into contact with the lords of the southern plains – the Comanche. He has no knowledge of their customs but Dunbar is intrigued by these people and begins a transformation from which he emerges a different man. A man called Dances With Wolves.
The story continues, 11 years later in The Holy Road. Times are hard for the Comanche. The white man is closing in from all directions, claiming land, driving the tribes on to reservations. Should the Comanche fight or make peace? Misunderstanding and duplicity lead to raids and atrocities on both sides that can have only one conclusion. The man that was John Dunbar must go to war again.
Here are just a couple of examples of the praise the novel and author have received…
‘Michael Blake was a true writer … His love of the American West palpable.’ — Rolling Stone
‘Inhuman agony, brilliantly portrayed’ — Kirkus
‘Great visionary writers like Michael Blake are often ahead of Hollywood and ahead of the audience by a generation.’ — Irish Entertainment
Zeno represents Michael Blake in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.