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Something to Be Desired

McGuane, Thomas

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ISBN 10: 0394528735 / ISBN 13: 9780394528731
Published by Random House, Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1984
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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One half inch closed tear on back of dj, otherwise, a Fine unread copy protected by Brodart Archival cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000200

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Title: Something to Be Desired

Publisher: Random House, Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Hearing that his childhood sweetheart Emily has shot her husband, Lucien Taylor returns to his native Montana in hopes of reclaiming his passion for Emily but winds up rebuilding Emily's abandoned ranch into a hot-springs resort

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In life Lucien Taylor has made several mistakes, but the two most grievous are as follows: leaving his wife and son to take up with his old flame, Emily; and putting up Emily's bail when she is arrested for murder. The upshot is that Lucien is left stranded in Montana, with a malodorous hot spring and a squandered sense of purpose. As told by Thomas McGuane, Lucien's attempt to recoup his losses makes for a funny, rueful, and beautifully rendered portrait of American manhood on the rocks-a book that says volumes about the lives of dogs and falcons, the yearnings of sons for fathers, and the skeptical truce that men and women sometimes reach when they get tired of fighting.

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