American Meteor

Version: Unabridged
Author: Norman Lock
Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Genres: Western, Historical Fiction
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: June 2015
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 6 hours, 24 minutes
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Overview

In this panoramic tale of Manifest Destiny, Stephen Moran comes of age with the young country that he crosses on the Union Pacific, just as the railroad unites the continent. Propelled westward from his Brooklyn neighborhood and the killing fields of the Civil War to the Battle of Little Big Horn, he befriends Walt Whitman, becomes a bugler on President Lincoln s funeral train, apprentices with frontier photographer William Henry Jackson, and stalks General George Custer. When he comes face-to-face with Crazy Horse, his life will be spared but his dreams haunted for the rest of his days.

By turns elegiac and comic, "American Meteor" is a novel of adventure, ideas, and mourning: a unique vision of America s fabulous and murderous history."

Author Details

Author Details

Lock, Norman

Norman Lock is the author of numerous works of fiction, as well as stage and radio plays, including The House of Correction (Broadway Play Publishing, 1988), A History of the Imagination (FC2, 2004), Land of the Snowmen (Calamari Press, 2005), The Long Rowing unto Morning (Ravenna Press, 2007), The King of Sweden (Ravenna Press, 2009), SHADOWPLAY (Ellipsis Press, 2009), GRIM TALES (Mud Luscious Press, 2011), and PIECES FOR SMALL ORCHESTRA & OTHER FICTIONS (Spuyten Duyvil, 2011). He is a recipient of the Aga Kahn Prize given by The Paris Review, prose fellowships awarded by both the New Jersey and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and, in 2011, a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He lives in Aberdeen, New Jersey, with his wife, Helen.