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Some Can Whistle

McMurtry, Larry

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ISBN 10: 0671642677 / ISBN 13: 9780671642679
Published by Simon & Schuster, NY, 1989
Used Condition: Very Good + Hard Cover
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Title: Some Can Whistle

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, NY

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

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Synopsis:

"Mr. Deck, are you my stinkin' Daddy?" In a furious phone call from T.R., the daughter he's never met, Danny Deck gets the jolt of his life. A TV writer who's retired to his Texas mansion, Danny spends his days talking to the answering machines of his ex-lovers from New York to Paris and dreaming of the characters in the sitcom he's created. But suddenly, a hurricane called T.R. is storming into his life...

In his most moving and richly comic contemporary novel since Texasville, Larry McMurtry returns to the modern West he created so masterfully in The Last Picture Show and Terms of Endearment. Some Can Whistle spins a tale of Hollywood glitz and Texas grit; of an extraordinary young woman and a murderous young man; and of a middle-aged millionaire running head-on into the longings, joys, and pathos of real life.

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Remember Danny Deck? He was the hero of ALL MY FRIENDS ARE GOING TO BE STRANGERS, who endeared himself with his multiple neuroses. Enough of them remain for us to recognize him in SOME CAN WHISTLE, but Danny, predictably, has changed.

Now middle-aged and reclusive, Danny has returned home to his native Texas. He writes for a living, but does so from a distance. In fact the answering machine is about as close as he cares to come to people.

Danny's seclusion comes to an end with a call from T.R., the daughter he has never seen. That call changes Danny's life and the lives of everyone around him, including T.R. herself.

"A father-daughter love story that underscores the special relationship that exists between male pregenitors and their baby girls." (B-O-T Editorial Review Board)

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