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ISBN-10: 0679752897
ISBN-13: 9780679752899
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 05/30/1995
Dimensions: 7.96" L, 5.28" W, 0.55" H

Ninety-Two in the Shade

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Overview

Tiring of the company of junkies and burn-outs, Thomas Skelton goes home to Key West to take up a more wholesome life. But things fester in America’s utter South. And Skelton’s plans to become a skiff guide in the shining blue subtropical waters place him on a collision course with Nichol Dance, who has risen to the crest of the profession by dint of infallible instincts and a reputation for homicide. Out of their deadly rivalry, Thomas McGuane has constructed a novel with the impetus of a thriller and the heartbroken humor that is his distinct contribution to American prose.

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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

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

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

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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Details

ISBN-10: 0679752897
ISBN-13: 9780679752899
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 05/30/1995
Dimensions: 7.96" L, 5.28" W, 0.55" H
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