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ISBN-10: 0679752919
ISBN-13: 9780679752912
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 05/30/1995
Dimensions: 8.03" L, 5.23" W, 0.56" H

Panama

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Price: $15.00

Overview

Chester Pomeroy is a washed-up rock star turned casualty of illicit substances and kamikaze passion. In the hands of Thomas McGuane, Chester’s story is a high-wire act of extravagant emotion and steel-nerved prose. As he haunts Key West, pestering family, threatening a potential in-law with a .38, and attempting to crucify himself on his ex’s door out of sheer lovesickness, Chester emerges as the pure archetype of the McGuane hero. Out of his struggle to rejoin the human race — and the imminent possibility that he may die trying — McGuane has fashioned a harrowing and hilarious novel of alligators, macadam, the sea, sticky sex, laughter, and sudden death.

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Thomas McGuane is the pool shark of our prose. His sentences click with imperious precision.... The words swerve with fatal charm. – Christian Science Monitor

Whatever risk McGuane may have sensed in attempting [Panama], the feat proves successful. The audience is left dazzled. – The New Yorker

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Details

ISBN-10: 0679752919
ISBN-13: 9780679752912
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 05/30/1995
Dimensions: 8.03" L, 5.23" W, 0.56" H
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