Sandlin, Tim

ISBN 10: 0805016279 / ISBN 13: 9780805016277
Published by New York: Henry Holt, (1992.) dj, 1992
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. "One of the oddest hegiras in American roadtrip history as this less-than-cordial threesome sets out to cover twenty-five hundred miles of good ol' boy 70s America. Sandlin at his best: zany and wry, caustic and innocent." SIGNED on the title page. 352 pp. Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.). Bookseller Inventory # 60995

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Publisher: New York: Henry Holt, (1992.) dj

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Maurey Pierce Talbot is too smart, too feisty, and too funny to be making such a mess of her twenty-two-year-old life. Despite denials - always clever, often hilarious - Maurey is rapidly becoming the town drunk. But on the May day she takes one drink too many and accidentally misplaces her baby (thereby giving her husband all the excuse he needs to boot her out), even Maurey has to admit she's hit bottom. So when two old reprobates, AA zealots both, turn up and offer her a ride in exchange for gas money, the legal cover of her still-valid driver's license, and an old horse trailer owned by her late and much-lamented dad (to haul the Coors they plan to sell illegally in the South), Maurey agrees.
And so begins one of the oddest hegiras in American roadtrip history as this less-than-cordial threesome sets out to cover twenty-five hundred miles of good-ol'-boy '70s America. What Maurey finds as she crosses the country will turn a trip into a quest and change a girl into a woman.
Sorrow Floats is Tim Sandlin at his best: zany and wry, caustic and innocent - and full of a million amazing insights into the human heart. It is everything readers have come to expect from the author of Sex and Sunsets, Western Swing, and Skipped Parts. As Publishers Weekly said, "In a region heretofore dominated by Larry McMurtry, Tom McGuane, and Ed Abbey, Tim Sandlin, of Oklahoma and Wyoming, is emerging as a new and wickedly funny talent."

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the small town of GroVont, Wyoming, knew everybody else's business -- kind of like the Watergate stuff that was flooding the airwaves. But twenty-two-year-old Maurey Pierce Talbot had her own problems. Sunk low since her father died, she was still writing postcards to him in San Fran. Whiskey was her best friend. But the kicker was misplacing her baby boy on the roof of her Bronco -- which sent her life into a downward spiral where the only way clear was getting out of state . . .

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