The Cadence of Grass

The Cadence of Grass

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Author/Contributor(s): McGuane, Thomas
Publisher: Vintage
Date: 05/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW
Set on the majestic stage of Montana cattle country, an unforgettable drama from the acclaimed author of Ninety-two in the Shade and Cloudbursts involving blood, money, sex, vengeance, and a cross-dressing rancher

[McGuane's] sentences are like no one else's, crisp and spare, yet somehow baroque [and] perpetually balance the picaresque against the sublime. --The New Yorker

Sunny Jim Whitelaw, a descendent of pioneers and owner of a large bottling plant, may have died, but he has no intention of relinquishing control: his will specifies that no one gets a cent unless his daughter Evelyn reconciles with her estranged husband, Paul. But Evelyn is a strong-willed woman, fiercely attached to the land, whose horses transport her to a West she feels is disappearing, while Paul is a suave manipulator, without scruples, intent on living well.

The Cadence of Grass is renewed evidence that McGuane is one of the finest writers we have, capable of simultaneously burnishing and demolishing the mythology of the West while doing rope tricks with the English language.