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Something to Be Desired: A Novel

McGuane, Thomas

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ISBN 10: 0394528735 / ISBN 13: 9780394528731
Published by Random House Inc, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1984
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Blue half-cloth, cream boards, gilt titles, blindstamp to front board. Stated first edition. Signed on title page and dated "Oxford 1993." Book fine. DJ in Mylar also near fine with slight aging to flaps. 173 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 6932

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Title: Something to Be Desired: A Novel

Publisher: Random House Inc, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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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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