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Crow Fair

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by Thomas McGuane

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Crow Fair by Thomas McGuane
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  • Published in USA  Mar 2015
    288 pages
    Genre: Short Stories/Essays

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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 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 Mark Twain and Ring Lardner. 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 life-long friends on a fishing trip finally confront their dislike for each other. Or when a gifted cattle inseminator 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 modern master.

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"Starred Review. A boy steals hubcaps; a shaman begs charity; a girl hikes toward the howling of wolves: McGuane's stories highlight the detachment of young from old, husband from wife, neighbor from neighbor, the dying from life itself." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Seventeen glum, gleeful, brilliant stories from the author of Gallatin Canyon (2006) and Driving on the Rim (2010)." - Booklist

"Starred Review. A compelling, emotionally charged collection." - Library Journal

"Starred Review. A slyly cutting batch of tales from a contemporary master." - Kirkus

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Thomas McGuane

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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