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High Plains Tango - A Novel

Robert James Waller

With over 10 million copies sold, bestselling author Robert James Waller returns with the haunting, evocative story of a small town, a beautiful and mysterious woman, and the man forever changed by both. The wild places are where no one is looking anymore. Out there on the high plains, among the Sioux reservations and the silent buttes, among the small towns dying and the people with them, you can hear the wind. And on the back of the wind is the sound of an old accordion-tangos-mingling with the lonely thump of a single drum in the nighttime and a far-off warrior's cry. On the back of the wind is the smell of worn saddle leather and sawdust, of sandalwood, and smoke from ancient ceremonial fires. To this, to a town called Salamander, comes Carlisle McMillan, a traveler and master carpenter seeking a place of quiet amid the grinding roar of progress. Near Wolf Butte, a strange and apparently haunted monolith, he finds his quiet, or so he believes, and begins rebuilding a decrepit house as a tribute to the gruff old man who taught him a carpenter's skills, rebuilding his life at the same time. He finds two very different, independent women: Gally Deveraux, who works at a diner in Salamander and longs for something more than she is, and Susanna Benteen, beautiful and enigmatic, who was drawn to Salamander for mysterious reasons of her own, a woman the town has labeled a witch. The women and his carpenter's trade and an old Indian known as Flute Player bring Carlisle a sense of contentment for a while. But his quiet is shattered as bulldozer treads begin to turn and the Yerkes County War commences. Run or stand your ground, that is Carlisle's dilemma, Gally on one side, Susanna on the other. Robert James Waller's fully imagined characters become people we know and care for deeply. High Plains Tango is the hauntingly lyrical story of a small town in the middle of nowhere, a town that forever changed-and was forever changed by-one man. From the Hardcover edition.

With over 10 million copies sold, bestselling author Robert James Waller returns with the haunting, evocative story of a small town, a beautiful and mysterious woman, and the man forever changed by both. The wild places are where no one is looking anymore. Out there on the high plains, among the Sioux reservations and the silent buttes, among the small towns dying and the people with them, you can hear the wind. And on the back of the wind is the sound of an old accordion-tangos-mingling with the lonely thump of a single drum in the nighttime and a far-off warrior's cry. On the back of the wind is the smell of worn saddle leather and sawdust, of sandalwood, and smoke from ancient ceremonial fires. To this, to a town called Salamander, comes Carlisle McMillan, a traveler and master carpenter seeking a place of quiet amid the grinding roar of progress. Near Wolf Butte, a strange and apparently haunted monolith, he finds his quiet, or so he believes, and begins rebuilding a decrepit house as a tribute to the gruff old man who taught him a carpenter's skills, rebuilding his life at the same time. He finds two very different, independent women: Gally Deveraux, who works at a diner in Salamander and longs for something more than she is, and Susanna Benteen, beautiful and enigmatic, who was drawn to Salamander for mysterious reasons of her own, a woman the town has labeled a witch. The women and his carpenter's trade and an old Indian known as Flute Player bring Carlisle a sense of contentment for a while. But his quiet is shattered as bulldozer treads begin to turn and the Yerkes County War commences. Run or stand your ground, that is Carlisle's dilemma, Gally on one side, Susanna on the other. Robert James Waller's fully imagined characters become people we know and care for deeply. High Plains Tango is the hauntingly lyrical story of a small town in the middle of nowhere, a town that forever changed-and was forever changed by-one man. From the Hardcover edition.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

With over 10 million copies sold, bestselling author Robert James Waller returns with the haunting, evocative story of a small town, a beautiful and mysterious woman, and the man forever changed by both. The wild places are where no one is looking anymore. Out there on the high plains, among the Sioux reservations and the silent buttes, among the small towns dying and the people with them, you can hear the wind. And on the back of the wind is the sound of an old accordion-tangos-mingling with the lonely thump of a single drum in the nighttime and a far-off warrior's cry. On the back of the wind is the smell of worn saddle leather and sawdust, of sandalwood, and smoke from ancient ceremonial fires. To this, to a town called Salamander, comes Carlisle McMillan, a traveler and master carpenter seeking a place of quiet amid the grinding roar of progress. Near Wolf Butte, a strange and apparently haunted monolith, he finds his quiet, or so he believes, and begins rebuilding a decrepit house as a tribute to the gruff old man who taught him a carpenter's skills, rebuilding his life at the same time. He finds two very different, independent women: Gally Deveraux, who works at a diner in Salamander and longs for something more than she is, and Susanna Benteen, beautiful and enigmatic, who was drawn to Salamander for mysterious reasons of her own, a woman the town has labeled a witch. The women and his carpenter's trade and an old Indian known as Flute Player bring Carlisle a sense of contentment for a while. But his quiet is shattered as bulldozer treads begin to turn and the Yerkes County War commences. Run or stand your ground, that is Carlisle's dilemma, Gally on one side, Susanna on the other. Robert James Waller's fully imagined characters become people we know and care for deeply. High Plains Tango is the hauntingly lyrical story of a small town in the middle of nowhere, a town that forever changed-and was forever changed by-one man. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sam Freed

Length:

5h 4m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:53


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:50


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:58


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:31


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:56


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:39


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:29


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:39


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:29


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:41


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:53


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:29


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:52


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:11


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:08


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:45


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:19


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:52


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:30


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:55


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:49


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:16


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:19


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:00


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:04


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:45


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:43


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:02


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:56


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:20


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:47


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:56


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:07


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:48


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:39


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:14


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:15


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:00


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:52


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:50


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:28


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:39


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:52


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:26


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:40


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:55


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

00:43