Ninety-two in the Shade

Ninety-two in the Shade

by Thomas McGuane
Ninety-two in the Shade

Ninety-two in the Shade

by Thomas McGuane


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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NOMINEE • A stunning novel about a deadly rivalry in Key West from the acclaimed author of Cloudbursts. McGuane has constructed a novel with the impetus of a thriller and the heartbroken humor that is his distinct contribution to American prose.

Tiring of the company of junkies and burn-outs, Thomas Skelton goes home to Key West to take up a more wholesome life. But things fester in America's utter South. And Skelton's plans to become a skiff guide in the shining blue subtropical waters place him on a collision course with Nichol Dance, who has risen to the crest of the profession by dint of infallible instincts and a reputation for homicide.

"Thomas McGuane makes the page, the paragraph, the sentence itself a record of continuous imaginative activity.... He is an important as well as a brilliant novelist." —The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679752899
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/30/1995
Series: Vintage Contemporaries
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 202,758
Product dimensions: 5.16(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

THOMAS McGUANE lives on a ranch in McLeod, Montana. He is the author of ten novels, including the National Book Award-nominated Ninety-two in the Shade, three works of nonfiction, and four collections of stories. His work has won numerous awards, including the Rosenthal Award of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and has been anthologized in the Best American Stories, Best American Essays, and Best American Sporting Essays.
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