Mary Doria Russell, the bestselling, award-winning writer of The Sparrow, returns with Epitaph. An American Iliad, this richly certain and meticulously researched old novel maintains the tale she all started in Doc, following Wyatt Earp and document Holliday to Tombstone, Arizona, and to the gunfight on the O.K. Corral.
A deeply divided state. Vicious politics. A shamelessly partisan media. A president loathed via part the population. Smuggling and gang conflict alongside the Mexican border. Armed electorate keen to face their floor and take legislations into their very own fingers. . . .
That was once the USA in 1881.
All these forces got here to endure 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 used to be the final guy status, the one one unscathed. The lies begun prior to the smoke cleared, however the gunfight on the O.K. Corral may quickly turn into imperative to American ideals concerning the previous West.
Epitaph tells Wyatt’s genuine tale, unearthing the Homeric tragedy buried below one hundred thirty years of mythology, misrepresentation, and sheer indifference to truth. Epic and intimate, this novel offers voice to the true women and men whose lives have been replaced perpetually by means of these deadly thirty seconds in Tombstone. At its center is the girl at the back of the parable: Josephine Sarah Marcus, who enjoyed Wyatt Earp for forty-nine years and who conscientiously chipped away on the fact till she had crafted the heroic legend that may turn into the epitaph her husband deserved.