Cloudbursts: Collected and New Stories

Cloudbursts: Collected and New Stories

by Thomas McGuane


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For more than four decades, Thomas McGuane has been heralded as an unrivaled master of the short story. Now the arc of that achievement appears in one definitive volume—forty-five stories, including two new and six previously uncollected pieces. Set in the seedy corners of Key West, the remote shore towns of the Bahamas, and McGuane’s hallmark Big Sky country with its vast and unforgiving landscape, these are stories of people on the fringes of society, whose twisted pasts meddle with their chances for companionship. Moving from the hilarious to the tragic and back again, McGuane writes about familial dysfunction, emotional failure, and American loneliness, celebrating the human ability to persist through life’s absurdities.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345805928
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/12/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 248,600
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

THOMAS McGUANE lives on a ranch in McLeod, Montana. He is the author of ten novels, three works of nonfiction, and three previous collections of stories, To Skin a Cat, Gallatin Canyon, and Crow Fair.

Table of Contents

Sportsmen 3

The Millionaire 8

A Man in Louisiana 22

Like a Leaf 31

Dogs 44

A Skirmish 49

Two Hours to Kill 57

Partners 62

The Road Atlas 70

Flight 80

Vicious Circle 85

Cowboy 100

Ice 110

Old Friends 118

North Country 136

Zombie 141

Miracle Boy 156

Aliens 184

The Refugee 206

Gallatin Canyon 254

Weight Watchers 267

The House on Sand Creek 278

Grandma and Me 288

Hubcaps 299

On a Dirt Road 311

A Long View to the West 324

The Casserole 333

Motherlode 338

An Old Man Who Liked to Fish 359

Prairie Girl 363

The Good Samaritan 373

Stars 391

Shaman 401

Canyon Ferry 409

River Camp 418

Lake Story 440

Crow Fair 449

Tango 470

The Driver 485

Papaya 492

Little Bighorn 509

Kangaroo 517

Viking Burial 535

Ghost Riders in the Sky 542

Riddle 550

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