Comanche Moon Summary
Larry McMurtry

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Comanche Moon Summary

The themes of Comanche Moon often mirror (or presage, depending on one's viewpoint) those of Lonesome Dove. We see the theme of honesty brought up with Woodrow Call, yet this time we see him with Maggie, Newt's mother. Maggie loves him, yet he cannot admit—we do not even know if he has—any affection for her. He stays with her when she is afraid, after the Indian raid on Austin; he spends time with her when she is pregnant with Newt, whom she knows is Call's son, a fact that he suspects, though unwilling to admit it. The beginning of unrequited love—between Maggie and Call, between Gus and Clara Forsythe (the married Clara Allen in Lonesome Dove)—is shown: Gus proposes to Clara the day he meets her; he is unmanned and driven to drunkenness when she announces to him that she will...

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