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That old ace in the hole

a novel

by E. Annie Proulx

  • 299 Want to read
  • 16 Currently reading

Published by Scribner in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Oklahoma Panhandle (Okla.),
  • Texas Panhandle (Tex.),
  • Denver (Colo.)
    • Subjects:
    • Young men -- Fiction,
    • Oklahoma Panhandle (Okla.) -- Fiction,
    • Texas Panhandle (Tex.) -- Fiction,
    • Denver (Colo.) -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementAnnie Proulx.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3566.R697 T48 2002
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 361 p. ;
      Number of Pages361
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3562800M
      ISBN 100684813076
      LC Control Number2002030462

      Robust, often bawdy, heartwarming, and intimate, That Old Ace in the Hole tracks the vast waves of change that have shaped the American landscape and character over the past century. In leading man Bob Dollar, Proulx has created one of the most irresistible characters in contemporary fiction. Editions for That Old Ace in the Hole: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover publishe.

      That Old Ace in the Hole - Ebook written by Annie Proulx. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read That Old Ace in the Hole.5/5(2).   Robust, often bawdy, strikingly original, That Old Ace in the Hole traces the waves of change that have shaped the American West over the past century -- and in Bob Dollar, Proulx has created one of the most irrepressible characters in contemporary fiction.

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The Boston Globe [In] That Old Ace in the Hole, Proulx's hardscrabble wit and wisdom are heightened by the force of her language -- her bone-deep feel for its curves and crevices.

About the Author Annie Proulx is the author of eight books, including the novel The /5(). That Old Ace in the Hole is a richly textured story of one man's struggle to make good in the inhospitable ranch country of the Texas panhandle, told with razor-sharp wit and a masterly sense of Paperback, pages Published January 1st by Harper Perennial/5().

Bob Dollar is a reluctant land swindler. When the year-old protagonist in Annie Proulx's That Old Ace in the Hole signs on as a location scout for Global Pork Rind, an industrial hog farming corporation, he has no idea what kind of moral quandaries he's in for. Well, maybe he does/5().

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12, A kind of Rake’s Progress set in the Texas panhandle, where a slick Denver hustler goes to fleece the rubes and ends up going over to their side. Unfortunately, the newer novel lacks both the compelling protagonist and the quietly powerful narrative arc of the older book.

THAT OLD ACE IN THE HOLE begins as Bob Dollar, a year-old junior college graduate from Denver who is unsure of his career ambitions, takes a job scouting land in the panhandles for Global Pork Rind.

Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winner Annie Proulx's That Old Ace in the Hole is told through the eyes of Bob Dollar, a young Denver man trying to make good in a bad world. Dollar is out of college but aimless, when he takes a job with Global Pork Rind - his task to locate big spreads of land in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles that can be purchased by the corporation and converted to hog.

This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. That old ace in the hole: a novel / Annie Proulx p. Young men—Fiction. Oklahoma Panhandle (Okla.)—Fiction.

Texas Panhandle (Tex.)—Fiction. but some old-fashioned red 4/5(32). Detailed plot synopsis reviews of That Old Ace in the Hole Bob Dollar, who's been raised by a poor but loving uncle, is on his own for the first time, working for a disreputable real estate company.

The company sends Bob to a small town in the Texas Panhandle to sweettalk landowners out of their property so that it can be converted into hog farms. That Old Ace in the Hole: A Novel by Annie Proulx and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - That Old Ace in the Hole: a Novel by Proulx, Annie - AbeBooks.

About halfway through Annie Proulx’s That Old Ace in the Hole, I realized that Annie Proulx has never met a piece of quirk she didn’t in point. The plot of Proulx's latest novel revolves around Bob Dollar, a young man whose parents abandoned him with his uncle, who runs an antique shop with his strange buddy, where they are apparently building some sort of plastics museum.

With less of the darkness that marked out Postcards, Accordion Crimes or Heart Songs, That Old Ace in the Hole could be classed alongside The Shipping News as one of Proulx's entertainments.

For. Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Annie Proulx's That Old Ace in the Hole is told through the eyes of Bob Dollar, a young Denver man tryingto make good in a bad world. Dollar is out of college but aimless, when he takes a job with Global Pork Rind -- his task to locate big spreads of land in the Texas and Oklahoma panahandles that can be purchased by the corporation and /5(15).

That Old Ace in the Hole. by Annie Proulx. Fourth Estate £, pp At one point in That Old Ace in the Hole, a truck arrives to deliver equipment to a café soon to open up. It's from Wichita Falls and has 'Texas Salvage' written on its side. That Old Ace In The Hole by Annie Proulx Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Annie Proulx's That Old Ace in the Hole is told through the eyes of Bob Dollar, a young Denver man trying to make good in a bad world.

Dollar is out of college but aimless, when he takes a job with Global Pork Rind -- his task to locate big spreads of land in the Texas and Oklahoma panahandles that can be Book Edition: That Old Ace in The Hole. Robust, often bawdy, strikingly original, That Old Ace in the Hole traces the waves of change that have shaped the American West over the past century — and in Bob Dollar, Proulx has created one of the most irrepressible characters in contemporary fiction/5(17).

In That Old Ace in the Hole, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Annie Proulx has written an exhilarating story brimming with language, history, landscape, music, and love. The novel, Proulx's fourth, is told through the eyes of Bob Dollar, a young Denver man trying to make good in a bad world.

That Old Ace in the Hole is a wonderful book about preserving a way of life and not falling victim to corporate takeover. It is a refreshing take on small town life and how its residents refuse to let go of their stories and home.

There are surprisingly few grisly deaths in this, Annie Proulx’s fourth novel. I only say that because in her past works, people have been drowned, crushed, and shot–usually in gruesome ways.

I figured a novel set in the hardscrabble land of the Texas panhandle would be ripe with graphic descriptions of threshing machine accidents, rolled [ ]. One grows quite fond of the characters so beset by nature, fate and bizarre accidents, especially old Ace Crouch, a lifelong repairer of windmills, who represents the joke that the title promises.

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