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Improbable Fortunes – Winner of the 2016 Laramie Awards for Western Fiction Longlisted for a Reading the West Book Award Finalist for the Colorado Book Award for Best Fiction Finalist for the High Plains Book Awards In Improbable Fortunes Jeffrey Price takes us on a wild ride into Vanadium a dusty down-on-its-heels mining town in southwest Colorado–where it would be fair to assume that nothing has ever happened. But youd be wrong. As it turns out quite a lot has happened starting with a suspicious mudslide that destroys the towns Main Street and a cowboy Buster McCaffrey arrested for the death of one of the richest men in America Marvin Mallomar. As the soon-to-retire Sheriff Shep Dudival investigates the circumstances surrounding the murder it comes to light that Buster and Mallomars young wife were having a Cowboy Always Rings Twice affair. From there Price takes this familiar story plot and turns it on its head–folding a rococo cast of Vanadiums characters into a timeline that begins with Vanadiums post-WWII labor strife and ends with the Kulturkampf of present day. While it may all seem humorous and surreal at first blush one gets the feeling by Improbable Fortunes unguessable conclusion that Price has used the fictitious town of Vanadium–a place without a recognizable gas station a decent restaurant or a clean bathroom–as the Rosetta Stone for something larger. Improbable Fortunes – by Jeffrey Price (Paperback)