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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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10494643
Cataloging source
CoCr/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watson, Larry
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • 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
1587108
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781616205713
Lccn
2015034265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781616205713
  • (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
1587108
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781616205713
Lccn
2015034265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781616205713
  • (OCoLC)913610284

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