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Ninety-Two in the Shade (Vintage Contemporaries)

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Set in Key West — the nation's extreme limit — this is the story of a man seeking refuge from a world of drug addiction by becoming a skiff guide for tourists — even though a tough competitor threatens to kill him.

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"Full of surprises and rewards and an exhilaration one feels only rarely....I offer a gentle exhortation — please read this book." Newsday

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"Thomas McGuane makes the page, the paragraph, the sentence itself a record of continuous imaginative activity....He is an important as well as a brilliant novelist." The New York Times Book Review

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"Few writers have explored our national malaise as persistently — or as elegantly — as Thomas McGuane, a writer whose command of the language has helped define our American loneliness." Philadelphia Inquirer

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"McGuane's sense of place, his harsh and delicate exactness of detail are at their keenest." Newsweek

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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.

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lukas, June 23, 2014 (view all comments by lukas)
"A burning Ford full of things that blows up does draw a crowd." I guess McGuane could be grouped with the so-called dirty realists like Carver and Ford. This reminded me a little bit of Russell Banks (the demimonde in a Florida setting) and Charles Portis (the eccentric characters and humor). McGuane directed a film version starring Peter Fonda and Margot Kidder, to whom he was married. He also wrote the screenplay to "Missouri Breaks."
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ISBN:
9780679752899
Author:
McGuane, Thomas
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
McGuane, Thomas
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Florida
Subject:
Miami (fla.)
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Key West (Fla.) Fiction.
Subject:
Fishing guides.
Subject:
Key West
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Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;key west;american;florida;fishing;novel
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Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries (Paperback)
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19950531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.96x5.28x.55 in. .50 lbs.

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Product details 208 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679752899 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Full of surprises and rewards and an exhilaration one feels only rarely....I offer a gentle exhortation — please read this book."
"Review" by , "Thomas McGuane makes the page, the paragraph, the sentence itself a record of continuous imaginative activity....He is an important as well as a brilliant novelist."
"Review" by , "Few writers have explored our national malaise as persistently — or as elegantly — as Thomas McGuane, a writer whose command of the language has helped define our American loneliness."
"Review" by , "McGuane's sense of place, his harsh and delicate exactness of detail are at their keenest."
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