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Description - That Old Ace in the Hole by Annie Proulx

The new novel from Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Proulx, author of THE SHIPPING NEWS. A richly textured story of one man's struggle to make good in the inhospitable ranch country of the Texas panhandle, told with razor wit and a masterly sense of place. 'An absolute corker of a novel which manages the dual feat of being a serious satire on the evils of global capitalism, and a personal comedy of Dickensian dimensions. ' A N Wilson, Daily TelegraphSome folks in the Texas panhandle do not like hog farms. But Bob Dollar, the newly-hired hog site scout for Global Pork Rind, intends to do his job. Bob must contend with tough men and women like ancient Freda Beautyrooms who controls a ranch he covets, and Ace Crouch, the windmiller who defies the hog farms. As Bob settles in at La Von Fronk's bunkhouse and lends a hand at Cy Frease's Old Dog Cafe, he is forced to question everything. 'Proulx's own ace in the hole is her brilliance at evoking place and landscape. She sets about drawing the vast distances and parched flatlands of Texas with almost immeasurable skill. ' Alex Clark, Guardian'Amusing, intriguing and disturbing. ' Mark Sanderson, Independent on Sunday'A kind-hearted and intelligent novel. ' Daily Telegraph'Proulx has a first class eye and ear. ' Adam Mars-Jones, Observer'Brilliantly written. ' Peter Kemp, Sunday Times 'Funny and heartfelt. ' Scotsman

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780007151523
ISBN-10: 0007151527
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 26mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Fourth Estate Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 22-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Annie Proulx

E. Annie Proulx is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Shipping News" and the acclaimed 'Accordion Crimes'. She was born in 1935 in Connecticut USA, where her family have lived since 1635, but has spent most of her life in Vermont. She has been a newspaper editor, medical writer, historian and author. Her first book was a collection of short stories, 'Heart Songs and Other Stories'. Her first novel, 'Postcards', was published when she was in her 50s.

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