Larry McMurtry Writing Styles in Lonesome Dove

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Point of View

Told in the third person, this story weaves itself throughout the many miles of a cattle drive. The focus shifts from one group to another, beginning with the Lonesome Dove Hat Creek Cattle Company. They leave the relative comfort of Lonesome Dove for the unknowns of Montana as a result of the excited utterances of Jake Spoon, who had spoken at length of greener pastures and unclaimed countryside. He leaves Lonesome Dove along with them, traveling with the Dry Bean Saloon's only working girl, Lorena Woods. Unfortunately, his weakness for gambling will have him in a small town trying his luck while Lorena is taken by a particularly bad Indian named Blue Duck.

From there it switches to the life of July Johnson, the sheriff of Little Fort, Arkansas. Gambling there, Jake Spoon accidentally shoots July's brother while July is out of town. When he returns...

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