Thomas McGuane To Skin a Cat (Arena Books)

ISBN 13: 9780099603306

To Skin a Cat (Arena Books)

 
9780099603306: To Skin a Cat (Arena Books)
From Publishers Weekly:

This collection of 12 stories seems to prove once more that McGuane is a writer who lacks consistency. When he is good, he is very good; at other times he can be underpowering. Some of these tales are highly interesting, imbued with power and the ability to startle; in others, McGuane seems to be coasting, failing to deliver the bite that makes the difference between a good and a great story. The title narrative, the last in the collection, has that bite. The tale of a jaded young man who aspires to become a pimp, it teeters on the edge of the bizarre until it finally crosses over. Another story, "The Millionaire," exhibits a delicious tension as the parents of a pregnant teenager await the arrival of the child whose adoption has already been arranged as a sort of birth of convenience. Taken as a whole, the collection is entertaining, sometimes memorable.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal:

In this short story collection, McGuane focuses his Midwest perspective on the eccentricities of small towns and their inhabitants. A pregnant girl selling her baby, a man who steals his neighbor's dogs, a young boy imprisoned by bullies, and topics such as infidelity, hunting, and handicaps all are explored. McGuane is distanced from his characters, and the writing is self-conscious at worst, interesting at best. Though he seems to have something to say, his laconic style often muddles the meaning. The title story is quite different in tempo from the othersto the point of being anomalousand appears to parody something, but again the intention isn't clear. Buy for demand, though even his fans may be disappointed. Susan Avallone, "Library Journal"
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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