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Gallatin Canyon (2006) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Place exerts the power of destiny in these ten stories of lives uncannily recognizable and unforgettably strange: a boy makes a surprising discovery skating at night on Lake Michigan; an Irish clan in Massachusetts gather at the bedside of their dying matriarch; a battered survivor of the glory days of Key West washes up on other shores. Several of the stories unfold in Big Sky country: a father tries to buy his adult son out of virginity; a convict turned cowhand finds refuge at a ranch in ruination; a couple makes a fateful drive through the perilous gorge of the title story before parting ways. McGuane's people are seekers, beguiled by the land's beauty and myth, compelled by the fantasy of what a locale can offer, forced to reconcile dream and truth.

Contents:
  • Vicious Circle
  • Cowboy
  • Old Friends
  • North Coast
  • The Zombie
  • Miracle Boy
  • Aliens
  • The Refugee
  • Gallatin Canyon

Original title: Gallatin Canyon: Stories
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction


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Edition #1: Gallatin Canyon

Gallatin Canyon (2006)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Enormously satisfying...The tone is wry, strange, occasionally macabre, the prose clean and witty. McGuane is, of course, an enormously experienced writer, and it shows in confident, perfectly calibrated, almost slim stories in which not a word is out of place." Esquire
  • "A writer of the first magnitude." New York Times Book Review
  • "McGuane...is prized for his uncanny knack for uniting flinty humor...with classic landscape-inspired American lyricism, and he writes with particular intensity in these initially measured, then increasingly feverish, tales..." Booklist
  • "McGuane fully lives up to the Hemingwayesque tag that is often attached to his name...Highly recommended." Library Journal
  • "Quintessential McGuane." Kirkus Reviews
  • "About half the stories in the collection...are excellent and half are decidedly mediocre...Contains enough gems to satisfy the author's many fans, and perhaps win over a few new ones." Houston Chronicle
  • "McGuane has been dubbed a "writer's writer" and these stories show why: with perfect pitch and impressive technical skill, he presents a darkly comic vision of American men..." Providence Journal
  • "There are wisdom, humor and a wry resignation in McGuane's collection that will touch a nerve in most of his readers." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • "Anything but predictable...Not many writers are so adroit at both conjuring characters and giving them a voice...In Gallatin Canyon, McGuane navigates the human condition with skill and elegance." Seattle Times
  • "What keeps these stories from becoming depressing and unbearably painful is the sublime indifference of life..." Los Angeles Times
  • "Gallatin Canyon showcases McGuane's considerable talent for finding humor in awful situations." Miami Herald
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Gallatin Canyon (July 2006)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN: 9781400041565
Dimensions: 6.46 x 8.54 x .93
Pages: 220

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