At a glance:
- Author: Thomas McGuane
- First Published: 1982
- Type of Work: Novel
- Time of Work: The early 1980’s
- Setting: Deadrock, Montana
- Characters: Patrick Fitzpatrick, Frances X. Fitzpatrick, Mary, David Catches, John “Tio” Burnett, Claire, Deke Patwell
- Genres: Long fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Family or family life, United States or Americans, Love or romance, Suicide, West, U.S., Adultery, Death or dying, Loneliness, Soldiers, Ranches, ranchers, or ranching, Cowboys or cowgirls, Retirement, Montana
- Locales: United States, Montana, North America
“I love hell. I can’t wait to get back.” These boastfully self-destructive words of Malcolm Lowry serve as epigraph to Thomas McGuane’s sixth novel, Nobody’s Angel. They offer an effectively concise reading of the book, another of McGuane’s quirky, often funny, but finally harrowing journeys into the pit. McGuane has chronicled with rich wit but restrained compassion the compelling need of his characters to embrace their own damnation in such books as his first novel, The Sporting Club (1969), Ninety-Two in the Shade (1973), and...
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