Mary Doria Russell, the bestselling, award-winning writer of The Sparrow, returns with Epitaph. An American Iliad, this richly certain and meticulously researched historic novel maintains the tale she started in Doc, following Wyatt Earp and document Holliday to Tombstone, Arizona, and to the gunfight on the O.K. Corral.
A deeply divided kingdom. Vicious politics. A shamelessly partisan media. A president loathed via part the population. Smuggling and gang war alongside the Mexican border. Armed voters prepared to face their floor and take legislations into their very own fingers. . . .
That used to be the US in 1881.
All these forces got here to undergo at the afternoon of October 26 whilst document Holliday and the Earp brothers confronted off opposed to the Clantons and the McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona. it's going to were an easy misdemeanor arrest. Thirty seconds and thirty bullets later, 3 officials have been wounded and 3 electorate lay useless within the dirt.
Wyatt Earp was once the final guy status, the single one unscathed. The lies started prior to the smoke cleared, however the gunfight on the O.K. Corral could quickly develop into principal to American ideals in regards to the outdated West.
Epitaph tells Wyatt’s actual tale, unearthing the Homeric tragedy buried lower than a hundred thirty years of mythology, misrepresentation, and sheer indifference to truth. Epic and intimate, this novel provides voice to the true women and men whose lives have been replaced without end via these deadly thirty seconds in Tombstone. At its center is the girl in the back of the parable: Josephine Sarah Marcus, who enjoyed Wyatt Earp for forty-nine years and who conscientiously chipped away on the fact until eventually she had crafted the heroic legend that might develop into the epitaph her husband deserved.