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The Resource As good as gone: : a novel, Larry Watson, (Hoopla electronic resource)

As good as gone: : a novel, Larry Watson, (Hoopla electronic resource)

Label
As good as gone: : a novel
Title
As good as gone:
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Larry Watson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Calvin Sidey is always ready to run, and it doesn't take much to set him in motion. As a young man, he ran from this block, from Gladstone, from Montana, from this country. From his family and the family business. He ran from sadness, and he ran from responsibility. If the gossip was true, he ran from the law. It's 1963, and Calvin Sidey, one of the last of the old cowboys, has long ago left his family to live a life of self-reliance out on the prairie. He's been a mostly absentee father and grandfather until his estranged son asks him to stay with his grandchildren, Ann and Will, for a week while he and his wife are away. So Calvin agrees to return to the small town where he once was a mythic figure, to the very home he once abandoned. But trouble soon comes to the door when a boy's attentions to seventeen-year-old Ann become increasingly aggressive and a group of reckless kids portend danger for eleven-year-old Will. Calvin knows only one way to solve problems: the Old West way, in which scores are settled and ultimatums are issued and your gun is always loaded. And though he has a powerful effect on those around him--from the widowed neighbor who has fallen under his spell to Ann and Will, who see him as the man who brings a sudden and violent order to their lives--in the changing culture of the 1960s, Calvin isn't just a relic; he's a wild card, a danger to himself and those who love him. In As Good as Gone, Larry Watson captures our longing for the Old West and its heroes, and he challenges our understanding of loyalty and justice. Both tough and tender, it is a stunning achievement
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1947-
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Watson, Larry
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Grandfathers
  • Grandparent and child
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Electronic books
  • Montana
Target audience
adult
Label
As good as gone: : a novel, Larry Watson, (Hoopla electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781616206000
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11779091
Publisher number
MWT11779091
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
As good as gone: : a novel, Larry Watson, (Hoopla electronic resource)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781616206000
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11779091
Publisher number
MWT11779091
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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