Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins

By Tom Robbins

The whooping crane rustlers are ladies. younger women. Cowgirls, in reality, all “bursting with dimples and hormones”—and the FBI hasn't ever noticeable whatever fairly like them. but their uprising on the Rubber Rose Ranch is sort of overshadowed by means of the coming of the mythical Sissy Hankshaw, a white-trash goddess actually born to hitchhike, and the freest lady of them all.

Freedom, its prizes and its costs, is an incredible subject matter of Tom Robbins’s vintage story of eccentric event. As his strong characters try and flip the tables on destiny, the reader is drawn alongside on a tragicomic joyride around the badlands of sexuality, wild rivers of language, and the frontiers of the brain.

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W e shall behold mothers who distill their children and extract un­ mentionable liquors from them. This will last for seven years. Dur­ ing the next seven years, we shall drink blood. First, the blood of corpses for the space of one year. Next, the blood of the sick for the space of two years. Then, each of us will drink his own blood for the space of four years. During the next seven years, we shall drink nothing but tears, and, to quench their thirst, children will invent machines for making their parents weep.

18 We made our way u p to the office of another eminent Pwatt who belonged to what was called, for reasons unknown to me, the "ac­ tive" type. He was tall, bony, and dark-skinned and wore an air of distinction : he was careful of his appearance, and the same care was apparent from the manner in which he had arranged his writing materials on his ebony table. He drank a mouthful of iced water from a crystal glass and sai d : "Inspiration, gentlemen, i s n o more than a passing fit o f madness. " ( Reason?

And it shall come to pass that there will be nothing left to drink, and each man will cry out to his god : 'Give me back my vines ! ' and each god will answer: 'Give me back my sun ! ' but there shall be neither suns nor vines nor any manner of living in harmony the one with the other. "Suns and vines, these we still have. But without thirst, no one makes wine. When no one makes wine, vines are not grown. When vines are not grown, the suns move away : they have better things 25 to do than to warm lands which have not drinkers, and they shall say unto one another : 'Come!

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