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Viewing Entry - Wayfaring Stranger (E11169)
by Burke, James Lee

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TitleWayfaring Stranger
Author / Responsible partyBurke, James Lee
GenreSuspense stories, Historical fiction.
TopicsSuspense fiction, Historical fiction. Jewish women.Texas - History - 1846-1950. Oil industries. Soldiers. Antisemitism.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


It is 1934 and the Depression is bearing down when sixteen-year-old Weldon Avery Holland happens upon infamous criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after one of their notorious armed robberies. A confrontation with the outlaws ends as Weldon puts a bullet through the rear window of Clyde's stolen automobile. Ten years later, Second Lieutenant Weldon Holland and his sergeant, Hershel Pine, escape certain death in the Battle of the Bulge and encounter a beautiful young woman named Rosita Lowenstein hiding in a deserted extermination camp. Eventually, Weldon and Rosita fall in love and marry and, with Hershel, return to Texas to seek their fortunes. There, they enter the domain of jackals known as the oil business. They meet Roy Wiseheart--a former Marine aviator haunted with guilt for deserting his squadron leader over the South Pacific--and Roy's wife Clara, a vicious anti-Semite who is determined to make Weldon and Rosita's life a nightmare. It will be the frontier justice upheld by Weldon's grandfather, Texas lawman Hackberry Holland, and the legendary antics of Bonnie and Clyde that shape Weldon's plans for saving his family from the evil forces that lurk in peacetime America and threaten to destroy them all

Additional Information

System control numberE11169
Original Print PublisherLondon : Orion, 2014.
Narrator NameWill Paxton
Participant or performer noteWill Paxton
Contains Strong/Coarse languageStrong language
Contains Sexual ContentSexual Content
Contains Violent ContentGraphic Violence