Gallatin Canyon

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Vintage Books, 2007 - Fiction - 219 pages
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The stories ofGallatin Canyonare rich in the wit, compassion, and matchless language for which Thomas McGuane is celebrated.

Place exerts the power of destiny in these tales: a boy makes a surprising discovery skating at night on Lake Michigan; an Irish clan in Massachusetts gather around their dying matriarch; a battered survivor of the glory days of Key West washes up on other shores. Several of the stories unfold in Big Sky country: a father tries to buy his adult son’s way out of virginity; a convict turns cowhand on a ranch; a couple makes a fateful drive through a perilous gorge. McGuane's people are seekers, beguiled by the land's beauty and myth, compelled by the fantasy of what a locale can offer, forced to reconcile dream and truth.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A writer renowned for his evocation of the wide-open spaces of the American West (his native Montana in particular) here explores a rewarding range of both geographical and thematic terrain within his ... Read full review

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McGuane's reputation is based on his early novels, includingThe Bushwhacked Piano (1971) andPanama (1978). More recently he has also become an accomplished essayist, but this new collection of stories ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Thomas McGuane lives on a ranch in McLeod, Montana. He is the author of nine novels, three works of nonfiction, and one previous collection of stories.

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