Quantity:
Ships from/sold by Buy.com
advertisement

Keep the Change (Paperback)

Author:  Thomas McGuane
Earn Super Points: Write a Review
Sorry, this selection is currently unavailable.
Keep the Change McGuane, Thomas 1 of 1
$15.00
(Save 26%)
Today
$10.96 + $3.10 SHIPPING
EARN 11 RAKUTEN SUPER POINTS™ Super Points
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: Paperback
Condition:  Brand New
In Stock: Usually Ships within 24 hours
45 day return policy
Share

Product Details:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0679730338
ISBN-13: 9780679730330
Sku: 30118076
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.7H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  240
See more in Literary
 
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.
From the Publisher:
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.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.Joe Starling battles to overcome his spectacular failures as a rancher, artist, lover, and human being
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.
Author Bio
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

New York Times Book Review
"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." - Beverly Lowry 09/24/1989

Christian Science Monitor
"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." - Thomas D'Evelyn 10/16/1989

Product Attributes
Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0240
Product attributePublisher:   Vintage Books
Product attributeSeries Part:   0000
Advertisement Bottom
BloomReach Content