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Tom Lin Makes His Debut With ‘The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu’


“Historically the Western has been this super masculine genre — the male cowboy, the male rancher, the male outlaw,” North said. “It’s a genre that was ripe to be reinvented or mined. There’s something interesting and powerful about these myths, and it can be fun and liberating to play with that and create something that’s your own.”Other writers are exposing the way that Westerns frequently feature Native and immigrant characters as generic villains or victims, if they appear at all. Téa Obreht’s 2019 novel “Inland,” set in the American West in the late 19th century, featured an …

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