Framing the Dialogue

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Deadwood by Pete Dexter takes us back to the late 1800s sometime after the Civil War to the town named Deadwood in the Black Hills.  At first this seems like a book about legendary gunman Wild Bill Hickcock and his friend Charlie Utter, but there is so much more.  This is a glimpse of the “wild wild West” with all of the drinking, whoring, shooting and what not.  Wild Bill was the most interesting character, but his story is kind of sad and he is certainly not in his heyday, but there is a peek at what he may have been like beyond the character.