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The Resource As good as gone, by Larry Watson

As good as gone, by Larry Watson

Label
As good as gone
Title
As good as gone
Statement of responsibility
by Larry Watson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Amazon.com
Member of
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10494643
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watson, Larry
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print Bill's bookshelf
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  • Grandparent and child
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Large type books
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Grandparent and child
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
As good as gone, by Larry Watson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn952964370
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
493 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410494597
Lccn
2016030671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952964370
Label
As good as gone, by Larry Watson
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn952964370
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
493 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410494597
Lccn
2016030671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952964370

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