Legendary author Larry McMurtry-who has both a Pulitzer Prize and an Academy Award to his credit-concludes the story of Duane Moore, who first appeared in the 1966 classic The Last Picture Show. Fast approaching 70, Duane is adjusting to the loneliness of retirement. Then things get stirred up when a billionaire heiress moves to the area and opens a rhinoceros sanctuary. ". a top-shelf blend of wit and insight, sharply defined characters and to-the-point prose."-Publishers Weekly, starred review
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by Larry McMurtry
by Stephen King
"No one writes amiable better than Larry McMurtry (think Gus McCrae), and happily, the wonderful Will Patton does amiable just fine. Texas amiable, too. There isn't terribly much plot to McMurtry's novel, but there are characters galore, and Patton not only ably voices all of them, he seems perfectly in tune with the aimless but likeble rhythm of the novel, which, in the broadest terms, concerns a billionairess named K.K. Slater who comes to town to locate a preserve for African rhinos. But the novel's real concern is one of the locals K.K. befriends, Duane Moore, whom McMurtry fans will remember from THE LAST PICTURE SHOW. He is far advanced in age now and is contemplating how to live a life of value as he finds himself more alone every week. But fear not, the novel may be wistful in places, but thanks to McMurtry and Patton, it is never less than affable. M.O. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"
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