Keep the Change (Paperback)

Author: McGuane, Thomas

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Joe Starling, a man teetering on the edge of spectacular failures--as an artist, rancher, lover, and human being--is also a man of noble ambitions. His struggle to right himself is mesmerizing, hilarious, and profoundly moving.

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Publisher Random House
Mfg Part# 9780679730330
SKU 30118076
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0679730338
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 7.7H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Author Info
Thomas McGuane
Thomas McGuane III's parents disapproved of his writing career, but he attended Michigan State University with Jim Harrison and William Hjortsberg and there received encouragement. He received an M.F.A. from Yale University. In 1962 he married Portia Rebecca Crockett; they had a son, Thomas Francis McGuane IV. By his 30s, McGuane had published three novels and seen much literary success, but after an auto accident, he began to feel as if he'd missed out on life while dedicating himself so thoroughly to art. He and singer Jimmy Buffett began to live somewhat hedonistically; when he directed NINETY-TWO IN THE SHADE, he became involved with the actress Margot Kidder, while his wife became involved with Peter Fonda. McGuane married Kidder, and his wife married Fonda. McGuane and Kidder had a daughter, Maggie, and were divorced in 1977. Ultimately, McGuane's life stabilized after he married Jimmy Buffett's sister Laurie in 1977.
Praise
"I don't know of another writer who can walk Thomas McGuane's literary high wire. His vaunted dialogue has not been overpraised; authenticity for him is only the beginning. He can describe the sky, a bird, a rock, the dawn, with such grace that you want to go see for yourself; then he can zip to a scene so funny that...you laugh out loud."
"Thomas McGuane is the pool shark of our prose....[He] puts English on his English so the words swerve with fatal charm....The novel...yields its secrets slowly and not without the frustration of seemingly arbitrary silences and patient watching."
From the Publisher
Annotation This picaresque novel follows the life and times of Joe Starling, a failed painter who is further weighed down by an alcoholic father, a long-suffering mother, a lifelong friend and nemesis named Billy Kelton, and a Cuban lover named Astrid.
Editors Note Joe Starling, a man teetering on the edge of spectacular failures--as an artist, rancher, lover, and human being--is also a man of noble ambitions. His struggle to right himself is mesmerizing, hilarious, and profoundly moving.
Editors Note 2 The latest novel by the author of Ninety-Two in the Shade is the story of Jos Starling, a man teetering on the edge of spectacular failures--as an artist, rancher, lover, and human being. But Stalring is also a man of noble ambitions, and his struggle to right himself is mesmerizing, hilarious and profoundly moving.
Editors Note 3 Joe Starling battles to overcome his spectacular failures as a rancher, artist, lover, and human being
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0240
Publisher Vintage Books
Series Part 0000
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