DEFINITIVE: This is the most comprehensive collection of McGuane’s short fiction to date, a stunning selection that covers an entire career of singular work. This is the volume that readers will turn to for ages and ages to come.
MCGUANE’S MOMENT: As McGuane’s decades of diverse and incredible writing continue to accumulate, it is becoming more and more obviously worthy of recognition. He was just awarded the 2017 Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement by The Los Angeles Times; more honors feel imminent.
NEW STORIES: Of the seven new stories, four have never been collected and three are published in this volume for the first time.
OLD FAVORITES: Cloudbursts collects stories from McGuane’s three revered short-story collections, To Skin a Cat (1986), Gallatin Canyon (2006), and Crow Fair (2015).
AN EXTRA HOOK: In concert with the paperback of Cloudbursts, we will also be rereleasing McGuane’s bestselling backlist title, The Longest Silence—his classic book of essays on fishing. This updated edition will include five pieces that have never before been collected.
“Wonderful, essential…compelling and often astonishing. The stakes always feel high (characters can die and do die), and there’s no such thing as a not-funny McGuane story. The result is a continuous succession of storytelling delights.”—The Los Angeles Times
“[An] outstanding career-capping volume…. Brief, stormy, and refreshing, McGuane’s stories erupt like the namesake of this marvelous collection.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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