A Teaser Tuesday about Jesse James

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.


Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My teaser for this week:

Jesse remained on the farm that Christmas night and Bob remained awake. The moon was in the window and a window of moonlight was on the floor so that Jesse was unkenneled, released from the room’s darkness and there on the cot like a man on a coffin, a man collected and in arrangement.

Ron Hansen, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, p. 144

Hansen’s excellent novel about the last days of outlaw Jesse James and his relationship with Bob Ford, the man who would eventually murder him, is well worth reading.

It is also the basis of a very, very good film starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck.