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On Sale: March 03, 2015
Pages: 288 | ISBN: 978-0-385-35020-4
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From one of our most deeply admired storytellers, author of the richly acclaimed Gallatin Canyon, his first collection in nine years.

Set in Thomas McGuane’s accustomed Big Sky country, with its mesmeric powers, these stories attest to the generous compass of his fellow feeling, as well as to his unique way with words and the comic genius that has inspired comparison with Twain and Gogol. The ties of family make for uncomfortable binds: A devoted son is horrified to discover his mother’s antics before she slipped into dementia. A father’s outdoor skills are no match for an ominous change in the weather. But complications arise equally in the absence of blood, as when lifelong friends on a fishing trip finally confront their deep dislike for each other. Or when a gifted traveling cattle breeder succumbs to the lure of a stranger’s offer of easy money. McGuane is as witty and large-hearted as we have ever known him—a jubilant, thunderous confirmation of his status as a modern master.

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THOMAS MCGUANE lives on a ranch in McLeod, Montana. He is the author of nine novels, three works of nonfiction, and two other collections of stories, Gallatin Canyon and To Skin a Cat.

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“McGuane’s Montana retains wistful and ironic echoes of the Old West . . . with imagery as sparse and striking as the landscape . . . [These] stories highlight the detachment of young from old, husband from wife, neighbor from neighbor, the dying from life itself . . . [through] many funny, sad, and awful, awfully human moments.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“Glum, gleeful, brilliant . . . McGuane’s stories are about the wacked-out order men and women assign to things, but it’s not the true order and merely contributes to a larger confusion that is not far from horror . . . Backdoor irony, you might call it, mixed with black humor.”
—John Mort, Booklist (starred review)
 
“A slyly cutting batch of tales from a contemporary master . . . Seventeen stories, straightforward but well-crafted, that cement McGuane’s reputation as the finest short story writer of Big Sky country . . . The conflicts throughout this book are age-old . . . but McGuane’s clean writing and psychological acuity enliven them all.”
Kirkus (starred review)
 
“A compelling, emotionally charged collection.”
—Lawrence Rungren, Library Journal (starred review)
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