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TO SKIN A CAT

McGuane, Thomas.

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ISBN 10: 0525244603 / ISBN 13: 9780525244608
Published by E. P. Dutton / Seymour Lawrence., NY:, 1986
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Title: TO SKIN A CAT

Publisher: E. P. Dutton / Seymour Lawrence., NY:

Publication Date: 1986

Edition: 1st edition

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Bound in the publisher's original white quarter cloth and black boards with the cover and spine stamped in gilt.

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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.
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