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The Poetry of Cowboys (and Other Assorted Miscreants)

Gallatin Canyon: Stories by Thomas Mcguane

Reviewed by Anna Godbersen

"The title of Thomas McGuane's enormously satisfying new collection, Gallatin Canyon, refers to a claustrophobic deathtrap of a route from Montana to Idaho (the 'combination of cumbersome commercial traffic and impatient private cars was a lethal mixture that kept [the] canyon in the papers, as it regularly spat out corpses'), and indeed, a combination of big sky freedom and gallows humor permeate the stories here. We hear some cowboy poetry, but also that of other miscreants: junkies, alcoholics, businessmen." Read the entire Esquire review.

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