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Cadillac Jack: A Novel

Cadillac Jack: A Novel

Автор Larry McMurtry

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Cadillac Jack: A Novel

Автор Larry McMurtry

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4/5 (5 оценки)
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515 страниц
8 часов
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Издано:
Jun 1, 2010
ISBN:
9781439129005
Формат:
Книга

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In Cadillac Jack, Larry McMurtry—Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Lonesome Dove—proves his unique talent for conjuring up the real, often eccentric people who inhabit the American heartland and for capturing the peculiarly American search for new frontiers and adventure.

Cadillac Jack is a rodeo-cowboy-turned-antique-scout whose nomadic, womanizing life—centered on his classic pearl-colored Cadillac—rambles between the Texas flatlands of flea markets and small-time auctions and Washington, D.C.'s political-social life of parties, hustlers, vixens, and spies. Along the way he meets a cast of indelibly etched characters: among them, the strikingly beautiful, social-climbing Cindy Sanders; Boog Miller, the tackily-dressing millionaire good ol' boy who patronizes Jack's business and who has more political muscle than a litter of lobbyists; Khaki Descartes, the pushy, brain-picking, Washington woman reporter; Freddy Fu, an undercover CIA agent working out of a greasy barbecue joint called The Cover-Up; and Jean Arber, the mother of two and a fledgling antique-store owner who can't quite figure out if she'll marry Jack or not.

Wild, touching, and hilariously funny, Cadillac Jack is Larry McMurtry's raucous social satire of sex, politics, and love in the fast lane, peopled with Americans only he could render.
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Jun 1, 2010
ISBN:
9781439129005
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Larry McMurtry is the author of more than thirty novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove. He has also written memoirs and essays, and received an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on Brokeback Mountain.


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  • (3/5)
    I read this once before when I was pretty young--we'd gone on vacation and I ran out of books so I just moved on to what my mom was reading. I remember thinking it was SCANDALOUS! but now it seems fairly tame.

    If you like the show "American Pickers" you'll recognize the title character--he drives all over the country seeking out rare and interesting objects to buy and sell--everything from 19th century lightbulbs to religious icons to Rudolph Valentino's hubcaps.

    But the main objects in the book are really the women, who are what you might call Magnificent Creatures--terrifying, inexplicable, pitiless, tragicomic, and not quite real. Jack isn't really up to dealing with them as people so he has an elaborate persona that he uses to simultaneously charm and deflect.

    The book itself is also charming, and also tragicomic, and also not quite real.