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Cloudbursts

Collected and New Stories

by Thomas McGuane

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Cloudbursts by Thomas McGuane
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  • Published in USA  Mar 2018
    576 pages
    Genre: Short Stories/Essays

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From one of our most acclaimed writers, a sumptuous gathering of his singular work in the short form - forty-five stories, including seven entirely new pieces appearing for the first time in book form.

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. 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.

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"Starred Review. A stellar writer on the outdoors who's gotten better at describing interior wildernesses over time." - Kirkus

"Starred Review. 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." - Booklist

"Starred Review. Brief, stormy, and refreshing, McGuane's stories erupt like the namesake of this marvelous collection." - Publishers Review

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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.

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