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Crow fair : stories

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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, 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" --

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Mount Morris Library Fic McG (Text)
Adult Fiction
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Palmyra Community Library MCG (Text)
Adult Fiction
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385350198 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0385350198 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 267 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Weight watchers -- The house on sand creek -- Grandma and me -- Hubcaps -- On a dirt road -- A long view to the west -- The casserole -- Motherlode -- An old man who liked to fish -- Prairie girl -- The good samaritan -- Stars -- Shaman -- Canyon ferry -- River camp -- Lake story -- Crow fair.
Summary, etc.:
"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" -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Short stories, American.
Friendship > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Fiction > Family Life.
Fiction > Humorous.
FICTION / Short Stories (single author).
FICTION / Family Life.
FICTION / Humorous.
Genre: Short stories.
Short stories.


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