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The Resource As good as gone, a novel by Larry Watson

As good as gone, a novel by Larry Watson

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As good as gone
Title
As good as gone
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Larry Watson
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Calvin Sidey is a cowboy of the old-school, no-guff sort--steely, hardened, with his own personal code. It's the 1960s, and he's living off the grid in a stifling trailer on the prairie when his adult son, Bill, seeks his help. A mostly absentee father, and a virtual no-show as a grandfather, Calvin nevertheless reluctantly agrees to stay with his grandchildren for a week. He decamps for his son's dark and musty basement, to the small town where he once was a mythic figure, and soon enough problems arise: a boy's attentions to seventeen-year-old Ann are increasingly aggressive, and a group of reckless kids portend danger for eleven-year-old Will. Calvin only knows one way to solve a problem: the Old West way, in which scores are settled, ultimatums are issued, and your gun is always loaded. In the changing culture of the 1960s, Calvin isn't just a relic, he's a wild card and a threat. With the crisp, restrained prose for which Larry Watson is revered, As Good As Gone is moving without being sentimental, a powerful story of a man increasingly at odds with the world. This is Larry Watson at his best."--
  • dysfunctional families
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Literary form
novels
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As good as gone, a novel by Larry Watson
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm78111963
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781616205713
Lccn
2015034265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
As good as gone, a novel by Larry Watson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm78111963
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781616205713
Lccn
2015034265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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