The central character in this novel, Thomas Skelton, is a refugee from the world of drug addicts and misfits. He goes home to Key West which itself turns out to be an alien world - torrid, hostile and grotesque. The author has also written "The Sporting Club", "The Bushwacked Piano" and "Panama".
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Thomas McGuane lives in McLeod, Montana. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the author of ten novels, three works of nonfiction, and three collections of stories.Review:
"Full of surprises and rewards and an exhilaration one feels only rarely.... I offer a gentle exhortation -- please read this book." - Newsday
"Thomas McGuane makes the page, the paragraph, the sentence itself a record of continuous imaginative activity.... He is an important as well as a brilliant novelist." --The New York Times Book Review
"McGuane's sense of place, his harsh and delicate exactness of detail are at their keenest." --Newsweek
"Few writers have explored our national malaise as persistently -- or as elegantly -- as Thomas McGuane, a writer whose command of the language has helped define our American loneliness." --Philadelphia Inquirer
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Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110374222592
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