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Driving on the rim

Thomas McGuane

Driving on the rim

  • 82 Want to read
  • 14 Currently reading

Published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Picaresque literature,
  • Physicians,
  • Interpersonal relations,
  • Self-actualization (Psychology),
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    Struggling to find meaning in a sordid and humiliating youth from which he emerged a doctor through the help of a surrogate father figure, Berl Pickett is charged with negligent homicide in the death of a former lover before finding strength in the human connections he made throughout the years. By the author of Gallatin Canyon.

    Edition Notes

    StatementThomas McGuane
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3563.A3114 D75 2010
    The Physical Object
    Pagination305 p. ;
    Number of Pages305
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24815366M
    ISBN 101400041554
    ISBN 109781400041558
    LC Control Number2010001255
    OCLC/WorldCa498419522

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