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That Old Ace in the Hole

By Annie Proulx
Narrated by Tom Stechschulte / 14 hours 19 minutes

From Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Annie Proulx comes an exhilarating story brimming with language, history, landscape, music, and love.

Bob Dollar is a young man from Denver trying to make good in a bad world. Out of college and aimless, Dollar takes a job with Global Pork Rind, scouting out big spreads of land that can be converted to hog farms. Soon he's holed up in a two-bit Texas town called Woolybucket, where he settles into LaVon Fronk's old bunkhouse for fifty dollars a month, helps out at Cy Frease's Old Dog Café, and learns the hard way how vigorously the old Texas ranch owners will hold on to their land, even when their children want no part of it.

Robust, often bawdy, strikingly original, That Old Ace in the Hole traces the waves of change that have shaped the American West over the past century -- and in Bob Dollar, Proulx has created one of the most irrepressible characters in contemporary fiction.

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Author
Narrator Tom Stechschulte
ISBN 9781442342613
Length 14 hours 19 minutes
Language English
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Fiction & Literature
Libro.fm rank #30,478 Overall
Genre rank #12,006 in Fiction & Literature