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The bartender's tale, by Ivan Doig, (large print)

Label
The bartender's tale
Title
The bartender's tale
Statement of responsibility
by Ivan Doig
Title variation
bartenders tale
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tom Harry has a streak of frost in his black pompadour and a venerable bar called The Medicine Lodge, the chief watering hole and last refuge of the town of Gros Ventre, in northern Montana. Tom also has a son named Rusty, an "accident between the sheets" whose mother deserted them both years ago.The pair make an odd kind of family, with the bar their true home, but they manage just fine. Until the summer of 1960, that is, when Rusty turns twelve. Change arrives with gale force, in the person of Proxy, a taxi dancer Tom knew back when, and her beatnik daughter, Francine. Is Francine, as Proxy claims, the unsuspected legacy of her and Tom's past? Without a doubt she is an unsettling gust of the future, upending every certainty in Rusty's life and generating a mist of passion and pretense that seems to obscure everyone's vision but his own. As Rusty struggles to decipher the oddities of adult behavior and the mysteries build toward a reckoning, Ivan Doig wonderfully captures how the world becomes bigger and the past becomes more complex in the last moments of childhood
Summary
Running a venerable bar in 1960 Montana while raising his 12-year-old son, single father Tom Harry finds his world upended by the arrival of a woman from his past and her beatnik daughter, who claims Tom as her father and upends the town with her passionate and pretentious modern views.
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Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2012.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2012.
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10129890
Cataloging source
AU@
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Doig, Ivan
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
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  • Western stories
  • Fathers and sons
  • Bars (Drinking establishments)
  • Life change events
  • Large type books
  • Montana
Target audience
adult
Label
The bartender's tale, by Ivan Doig, (large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
[647] p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410454591
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)820900024
Label
The bartender's tale, by Ivan Doig, (large print)
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
[647] p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410454591
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)820900024

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