Book Condition: Fine
Edition: Uncorrected Proof; Signed by Author
Publisher: Boston: Houghton Mifflin / Seymour Lawrence, 1991.
Uncorrected Proof of the first edition in Fine condition. SIGNED by author Barry Hannah on the title page.
Never Die is a western satire set in the town of Nitburg during the turn of the century. The story pits corrupt Judge Kyle Nitburg against primadonna gunslinger Fernando Mure. Mure has decided to burn the town down to rid it of corruption and Chinese immigrants, but Judge Nitburg has hired a dwarf to smash Mure's knees with a baseball bat. Mure quickly plots revenge with the aid of his tubercular girlfriend Stella. The story ends with a climactic gun battle and a cleansing blaze that engulfs the town.