Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Full of surprises and rewards and an exhilaration one feels only rarely....I offer a gentle exhortation please read this book." Newsday
"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
"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
"McGuane's sense of place, his harsh and delicate exactness of detail are at their keenest." Newsweek
About the Author
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.