The Resource As good as gone, a novel by Larry Watson

As good as gone, a novel by Larry Watson

Label
As good as gone
Title
As good as gone
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Larry Watson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Calvin Sidey is a cowboy of the old-school, no-guff sort--steely, hardened, with his own personal code. It's the 1960s, and he's living off the grid in a stifling trailer on the prairie when his adult son, Bill, seeks his help. A mostly absentee father, and a virtual no-show as a grandfather, Calvin nevertheless reluctantly agrees to stay with his grandchildren for a week. He decamps for his son's dark and musty basement, to the small town where he once was a mythic figure, and soon enough problems arise: a boy's attentions to seventeen-year-old Ann are increasingly aggressive, and a group of reckless kids portend danger for eleven-year-old Will. Calvin only knows one way to solve a problem: the Old West way, in which scores are settled, ultimatums are issued, and your gun is always loaded. In the changing culture of the 1960s, Calvin isn't just a relic, he's a wild card and a threat. With the crisp, restrained prose for which Larry Watson is revered, As Good As Gone is moving without being sentimental, a powerful story of a man increasingly at odds with the world. This is Larry Watson at his best."--
Summary
One of the last cowboys, Calvin Sidey—a steely, hardened man with his own personal code who lives off the grid in a trailer on the prairie—agrees to help his adult son out and stay with his grandchildren for a week during which he solves problems the Old West way, which has a powerful effect on those around him
Tone
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
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Provided by publisher
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10494643
Cataloging source
CoCr/DLC
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1947-
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Watson, Larry
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Grandfathers
  • Grandparent and child
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Montana
Target audience
adult
Label
As good as gone, a novel by Larry Watson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn913610284
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781616205713
Lccn
2015034265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)913610284
Label
As good as gone, a novel by Larry Watson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn913610284
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781616205713
Lccn
2015034265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)913610284

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