Panama

Panama - Vintage Contemporaries

1st Vintage contemporaries Edition

Paperback (30 May 1995) | English

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Synopsis

Chester Pomeroy is a washed-up rock star turned casualty of illicit substances and kamikaze passion. In the hands of Thomas McGuane, Chester's story is a high-wire act of extravagant emotion and steel-nerved prose. As he haunts Key West, pestering family, threatening a potential in-law with a .38, and attempting to crucify himself on his ex's door out of sheer lovesickness, Chester emerges as the pure archetype of the McGuane hero. Out of his struggle to rejoin the human race -- and the imminent possibility that he may die trying -- McGuane has fashioned a harrowing and hilarious novel of "alligators, macadam, the sea, sticky sex, laughter, and sudden death."

Book information

ISBN: 9780679752912
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Vintage Books
Pub date:
Edition: 1st Vintage contemporaries Edition
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Number of pages: 175
Weight: 227g
Height: 203mm
Width: 127mm
Spine width: 14mm