Crow fair : stories / Thomas McGuane.
By: McGuane, Thomas.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015Edition: First edition.Description: 267 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780385350198 (hardcover) :; 0385350198 (hardcover).Uniform titles: Short stories. Selections Subject(s): Interpersonal relations -- Fiction | West (U.S.) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction | FICTION / Short Stories (single author) | FICTION / Family Life | FICTION / Humorous | Families -- FictionGenre/Form: Short stories.DDC classification: 813/.54 Other classification: FIC029000 | FIC045000 | FIC016000 Online resources: Cover image
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"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.
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.