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Author Proulx, Annie.

Title That old ace in the hole : a novel / Annie Proulx
Published New York : Scribner, [2002]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  810.54 P9683 A6/T  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 361 pages ; 25 cm
regular print
Contents Machine derived contents note: Table of contents for That old ace in the hole : a novel / Annie Proulx. -- Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog -- Information from electronic data provided by the publisher. May be incomplete or contain other coding. -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Global Pork Rind -- 2. Art Plastic -- 3. On the Road Again -- 4. The Evil Fat Boy -- 5. No Room in Cowboy Rose -- 6. Sheriff Hugh Dough -- 7. The Rural Compendium -- 8. Pioneer Fronk -- 9. The Busted Star -- 10. Old Dog -- 11. Tater Crouch -- 12. Rope Butt -- 13. Habakuk's Luck -- 14. The Young Couple -- 15. Abel and Cain -- 16. Curiosity Killed the Cat -- 17. The Devil's Hatband -- 18. Just a Few Questions -- 19. The Sheriff's Office -- 20. Everything's O.K. So Far -- 21. Triple Cross -- 22. Ribeye Writes -- 23. Rich Orlando -- 24. Violet's Night on the Town -- 25. Top Sales -- 26. Brother Mesquite -- 27. Trip to Denver -- 28. Used but Not Abused -- 29. Ribeye Cluke's Office -- 30. Quick Change -- 31. Mrs. Betty Doak -- 32. Ace in the Hole -- 33. Failure -- 34. Barbwire -- Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Young men Fiction, Oklahoma Panhandle (Okla, ) Fiction, Texas Panhandle (Tex, ) Fiction, Denver (Colo, ) Fiction
Summary "In That Old Ace in the Hole Annie Proulx has written a story brimming with language, history, landscape, music, and love. The novel, Proulx's fourth, is told through the eyes of Bob Dollar, a young Denver man trying to make good in a bad world. Dollar is out of college but aimless, and he takes a job with Global Pork Rind - his task to locate big spreads of land in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles that can be purchased by the corporation and converted to hog farms." "Dollar finds himself in a Texas town called Woolybucket, whose idiosyncratic inhabitants have ridden out all manner of seismic shifts in panhandle country. These are tough men and women who survived tornadoes and dust storms, and witnessed firsthand the demise of the great cattle ranches. Now it's feed lots, hog farms, and ever-expanding drylands."
"Dollar settles into LaVon Fronk's old bunkhouse for fifty dollars a month, helps out at Cy Frease's Old Dog Cafe, targets Ace and Tater Crouch's ranch for Global Pork, and learns the hard way how vigorously the old owners will hold on to their land, even though their children want no part of it."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 361.)
Notes Also available online (Table of contents)
Subject Rural life -- United States -- Fiction
Young men -- Fiction.
SUBJECT Texas Panhandle (Tex.)
Denver (Colo.)
Oklahoma Panhandle (Okla.)
Oklahoma Panhandle (Okla.) -- Fiction.
Texas Panhandle (Tex.) -- Fiction.
Denver (Colo.) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Belletristische Darstellung
LC no. 2002030462
ISBN 0684813076