â€śThis is one of those special novelsâ€”a piece of working magic, warm, funny, and sane.â€ťâ€”Thomas Pynchon
The whooping crane rustlers are girls. Young girls. Cowgirls, as a matter of fact, all â€śbursting with dimples and hormonesâ€ťâ€”and the FBI has never seen anything quite like them. Yet their rebellion at the Rubber Rose Ranch is almost overshadowed by the arrival of the legendary Sissy Hankshaw, a white-trash goddess literally born to hitchhike, and the freest female of them all.
Freedom, its prizes and its prices, is a major theme of Tom Robbinsâ€™s classic tale of eccentric adventure. As his robust characters attempt to turn the tables on fate, the reader is drawn along on a tragicomic joyride across the badlands of sexuality, wild rivers of language, and the frontiers of the mind.