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Cloudbursts : collected and new stories / Thomas McGuane.

McGuane, Thomas, author. (Author).
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Moorhead Public Library MCG (Text) 33500013003462 New Checked out 10/04/2019

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  • ISBN: 9780385350211
  • ISBN: 038535021X
  • Physical Description: x, 556 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Sportsmen -- The millionaire -- A man in Louisiana -- Like a leaf -- Dogs -- A skirmish -- Two hours to kill -- Partners -- The road atlas -- Flight -- Vicious circle -- Cowboy -- Ice -- Old friends -- North country -- Zombie -- Miracle boy -- Aliens -- The refugee -- Gallatin Canyon -- 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 -- Tango -- The driver -- Papaya -- Little Bighorn -- Kangaroo -- Viking burial -- Ghost riders in the sky -- Riddle.
Summary, etc.: "From one of our most acclaimed writers, a sumptuous gathering of his singular work in the short form, including seven new stories--nothing short of a literary event For more than four decades, Thomas McGuane has been heralded as an unrivaled master of the short story. Now the arc of that achievement appears in one definitive volume: thirty-eight stories drawn from his much-lauded previous collections, and another seven entirely new pieces appearing for the first time in book form. Set in the seedy corners of Key West, the remote shore towns of the Bahamas, and McGuane's hallmark Big Sky country, with its vast and unforgiving landscape, these are stories of people on the fringes of society, whose twisted pasts meddle with their chances for companionship. Moving from the hilarious to the tragic and back again, McGuane writes about familial dysfunction, emotional failure, and American loneliness, celebrating the human ability to persist through life's absurdities"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 February #1
    *Starred Review* To read straight through a career-spanning collection of short stories is to see the writer's obsessions laid bare through recurring themes. And if McGuane's earlier works reveal a predilection for hunting, dogs, and eccentrics, those stories remain relatable to those who've never pulled a trigger or watched a dog quivering on point. (The opener, "Sportsmen," about two young duck hunters, remains one of his finest, and "Flight," about two men's final hunt together, is equally if oppositely powerful.) The eccentrics continue to appear throughout his career, though they begin to look more and more like us: McGuane has a way of revealing mundane experience through extraordinary circumstance and can provoke powerful emotion in readers despite the frequent flatness of his prose. "Cowboy," which first appeared in the New Yorker in 2005, is still a stunner. It should also be said that he's damn funny: regardless of its bullet-in -the-head ending, just try to read 2014's "Motherlode" without laughing again and again at the trio of would-be meth dealers. As his frequent appearances in Best American Short Stories attest, McGuane is a master, choosing his words with a lapidary's precision and setting them in sentences that burn brightly, finishing his stories with epiphanies to treasure. Libraries containing To Skin a Cat (1986), Gallatin Canyon (2006), and Crow Fair (2015), his three previous collections, will already possess the majority of these stories. But there are four new works here, as well as four previously uncollected gems, and fans of the form should devour this opus from one of our finest living short-story writers. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

THOMAS McGUANE lives on a ranch in McLeod, Montana. He is the author of ten novels, three works of nonfiction, and three previous collections of stories, To Skin a Cat, Gallatin Canyon, and Crow Fair.

Subject: Key West (Fla.) > Fiction.
Bahamas > Fiction.
Ranch life > Fiction.
FICTION > Short Stories (single author)
FICTION > Literary.
FICTION > Humorous.
Ranch life.
Florida > Key West.
Ranch life > Fiction.
Genre: Short stories.
Short stories.
Short stories.

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