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Crow fair : stories

by McGuane, Thomas (Author)

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"As his mother's dementia worsens, a devoted, favored son is shocked to learn of his mother's past; a father's meager outdoor skills are no match for a terrifying turn in the weather; old friends holding too many grudges go camping and hire a suicidal guide with too many rules. In several stories, u... Full description

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Summary: "As his mother's dementia worsens, a devoted, favored son is shocked to learn of his mother's past; a father's meager outdoor skills are no match for a terrifying turn in the weather; old friends holding too many grudges go camping and hire a suicidal guide with too many rules. In several stories, unlikely alliances form: an eccentric neighbor who babysits for a busy, unstable couple becomes overly attached; an accomplished cattle geneticist gets sidetracked by the glamour of a stranger's easy money; an injured ranch owner is charmed by his hired help -- and becomes collateral damage in a classic art world heist. In all, the acuity of McGuane's darkly comic vision is surpassed only by the compassion he manifests for even the rascalliest of his creatures"--
Physical Description: 267 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780385350198 (hardcover)
0385350198 (hardcover)
Author Notes: Thomas McGuane was born in Wyandotte, Michigan on December 11, 1939. He received a B.A. in English from Michigan State University in 1962 and a M.F.A. from Yale University in 1965. His first novel, The Sporting Club, was published in 1969. His other works include Ninety-Two in the Shade, Nothing but Blue Skies, Keep the Change, Panama, and Nobody's Angel. His novel, The Bushwhacked Piano, received the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award for a Work of Fiction in 1971. He was also co-editor of The Best American Sports Writing. He authored screenplays for Rancho Deluxe (1973), The Missouri Breaks (1976), and 92 in the Shade (1975).

(Bowker Author Biography)

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