2 Chill-Out Books to Read Over July 4 (and More)
McGuane’s scrupulous prose and majestic Big Sky setting thread together these 17 stories, highlighting a cast of characters who struggle to face down misfortune. A former prostitute schemes her way to respectability by marrying a closeted gay man. A troubled grandson takes his blind authoritarian grandmothers on a riverside picnic only to discover a corpse floating downstream.
Now in his 70s, McGuan here continues to burnish his reputation with some of his most accomplished fiction to date.