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by Arliss Howard,Annie Proulx
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Home Annie Proulx That Old Ace in the Hole. That old ace in the hole, . 6. How can a woman a your age believe such claptrap? I accept it on faith. I heard it from a friend whose cousin lives in . and her daughter is a waitress there. 2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40. You know, even with all these ballet classes and music lessons kids nowadays get to take, I think parents loved their chirdren more in the old days. We was more involved in the work of the family. A boy or girl knew they had value.
The latest instalment in Annie Proulx's mission to colonise the forgotten outposts of rural America takes us to the Texas and Oklahoma .
The latest instalment in Annie Proulx's mission to colonise the forgotten outposts of rural America takes us to the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, those awkward struts of land "stacked like dirty pots in the sink, their handles touching". This is the part of That Old Ace in the Hole that is largely given over to entertainment - the endless anecdotes, many of them wonky with repetition and nostalgia - and the affectionate, comic evocation of small-town life.
Annie Proulx is the author of eight books, including the novel The Shipping News and the story collection Close Range. Her many honors include a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, and a PEN/Faulkner award.
That Old Ace in the Hole is a 2002 novel by Annie Proulx. Bob Dollar was abandoned by his parents and was brought up by his eccentric uncle. Dollar is sent by his employer, the multinational "Global Pork Rind Corporation", to scout for locations for intensive hog farming in the Texas Panhandle.
ГлавнаяЗарубежный юморAnnie ProulxThat Old Ace in the Hole. In the sedan he told her what the problem was, how the red-haired girl had excited him to a frenzy and left him with an ache that ran from his knees to his shoulders. I mean, it’s terrible, he said. She give me bad Cupid’s cramps. Уменьшить шрифт (-) Увеличить шрифт (+). Annie Proulx That Old Ace in the Hole. 6 sheriff hugh dough. Sheriff Hugh Dough was forty years old, a small man, five feet five, 130 pounds, riddled with tics and bad habits, but nonetheless a true boss-hog sheriff He had a sharp Aztec nose, fluffy black hair and black eyes like those in a taxidermist’s drawer.
Written by Annie Proulx, Audiobook narrated by Arliss Howard. 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 farms.
In the mornings before ten o’clock when the shop opened, he lounged around without a shirt doing crossword puzzles, tapping the pencil against his discolored teeth.
In the mornings before ten o’clock when the shop opened, he lounged around without a shirt doing crossword puzzles, tapping the pencil against his discolored teeth. His chest was strange, the nipples almost under his armpits. He was not good at the puzzles, too impatient for them, and after a few minutes would go his own way, filling in the blanks with any old word, right or wrong.
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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 converted to hog farms.
Dollar finds himself in a Texas town called Woolybucket, whose idiosyncratic inhabitants have ridden out all manner of seismic shifts in panhandle country. These are tough men and women who witnessed first hand tornadoes, dust storms, and the demise of the great cattle ranches. Now it's feed lots, hog farms, and ever-expanding drylands.
Dollar settles into LaVon Fronk's old bunkhouse for fifty dollars a month, helps out at Cy Frease's Old Dog Café, targets Ace and Tater Crouch's ranch for Global Pork, and learns the hard way how vigorously the old owners will hold on to their land, even though their children want no part of it.
Robust, often bawdy, strikingly original and intimate, The Old Ace in the Hole tracks the vast waves of change that have shaped the American landscape and the character over the past century. In Bob Dollar, Proulx has created one of the most irresistible characters in contemporary fiction.
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