Hayduke Lives!: A Novel

By Edward Abbey

This remarkable sequel to The Monkey Wrench Gang, the radical that was once known as ribald, outrageous, and, in truth, scandalous by means of Smithsonian, is eventually to be had in paperback. Hayduke, an ex-Green Beret and wasteland avenger, used to be final visible striking from a cliff, less than fireplace from either a helicopter and a posse. Now he is again, combating opposed to the despoilers of the earth.

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