Gallatin Canyon by Thomas Mcguane

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The stories of Gallatin Canyon are rich in the wit, compassion, and matchless language for which Thomas McGuane is celebrated.

Place exerts the power of destiny in these tales: a boy makes a surprising discovery skating at night on Lake Michigan; an Irish clan in Massachusetts gather around 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’s way out of virginity; a convict turns cowhand on a ranch; a couple makes a fateful drive through a perilous gorge. 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.

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About Thomas Mcguane

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Thomas McGuane lives in Sweet Grass County, Montana. He is the author of eight previous novels and a collection of stories, as well as two collections of essays.
Published December 18, 2007 by Vintage. 238 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Thomas McGuane’s West in these astonishing stories is a place of tonal aggression and tourist “pull-offs,” of bad fences making bad neighbors.

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Gallatin Canyon, by Thomas McGuane, is a collection of stories about how people behave, and misbehave.

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