Butte Silver Bow Public Library

McGuane, Thomas.

Crow fair : stories / Thomas McGuane. - First edition. - 267 pages ; 22 cm

Weight watchers -- House on Sand Creek -- Grandma and me -- Hubcaps -- On a dirt road -- Long view to the west -- Casserole -- t Motherlode -- Old man who liked to fish -- Prairie girl -- The good Samaritan -- Stars -- Shaman -- Canyon ferry -- River camp -- Lake story -- Crow fair.

"Set in Thomas McGuane's accustomed Big Sky country, with its mesmeric powers, these stories attest to the generous compass of his fellow feeling, as well as to his unique way with words and the comic genius that has inspired comparison with Twain and Gogol. The ties of family make for uncomfortable binds: A devoted son is horrified to discover his mother's antics before she slipped into dementia. A father's outdoor skills are no match for an ominous change in the weather. But complications arise equally in the absence of blood, as when lifelong friends on a fishing trip finally confront their deep dislike for each other. Or when a gifted traveling cattle breeder succumbs to the lure of a stranger's offer of easy money."--Dust jacket.

9780385350198 (hardcover) : $25.95 0385350198 (hardcover)


Interpersonal relations--Fiction.
FICTION / Short Stories (single author).
FICTION / Family Life.
FICTION / Humorous.

West (U.S.)--Social life and customs--Fiction.

Short stories.

PS3563.A3114 / A6 2015


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