Ol' Max Evans is a rollicking tale of a powerful, if unconventional, literary figure. From his childhood in West Texas to his adolescence as a cowboy in northeastern New Mexico, from D-Day in World War II to the wild world of Hollywood, Max Evans truly lived many lifetimes. Peppered through all this mayhem were stints as a gold smuggler, a mining company executive, an artist in Taos, a professional calf roper, a movie producer, and a legendary partygoer.
In Ol' Max Evans we witness his friendships, the wild horses, the bar brawls, the discovery of his place in literature, the laughter, and a mystical world of shadows and mystery, which dates back to the year he spent with his Cherokee grandmother as a boy.
Slim Randles is a former cowboy, mule packer, and hunting guide. He divides his time between Albuquerque and Belen in New Mexico.