A Lean Year and Other Stories (Hardback)
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A Lean Year and Other Stories (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 30/06/1994
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In this collection of sixteen short stories, Robert Laxalt illuminates the Nevada of the 1950s. Written when Laxalt was in his twenties, the stories are as fresh as if they were penned yesterday. Humanity good and bad, humor and cruelty, satire and adventure are found in these early stories of a Nevada poised on the brink of change.

In the lead story, Cowboy Clint Hamilton laments that the town is "getting more like a big city every day" as the traditional gambling joints of earlier times give way to the gaudy casinos that will soon become modern glitz.

Sobering experiences from his days as a reporter give Laxalt an insight into murderers and prison life and lethal gas chambers. In a chilling short story, "The Snake Pen," we find the seed of Robert Laxalt's celebrated novel, A Man In the Wheatfield.

Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874172416
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 241 x 152 x 24 mm

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