That Old Ace in the Hole

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That Old Ace in the Hole
Price in Naira: NGN 455,477
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That Old Ace in the Hole is the story of a young Denver man named Bob Dollar and the characters he encounters in the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma. Dollar, whose parents abandoned him on his uncle’s doorstep when he was seven, is an aimless guy in his twenties who takes a job at Global Pork Rind and sets off in his rented Saturn to locate and buy large tracks of land that Global Pork will then convert to hog farms.Dollar’s not supposed to reveal the nature of his work–the old ranchers and windmillers of the panhandles don’t like the smell of the hog farms or what they do to the land–so he pretends to scout for recreational land. He moves into a Texas town called Wollybucket, whose fiercely idiosyncratic inhabitants have witnessed firsthand the demise of the great cattle ranches, and the subsequent rise of feedlots, hog farms, and ever-expanding drylands. They’ve ridden out all manner of seismic shifts in panhandle country, from tornadoes and dust storms to the beginnings of commercial rodeo.Dollar’s wisest move is to settle into La Von Frank’s old bunkhouse for $50 a month. She knows everything and hosts the monthly quilting bee where the women gossip and let Dollar in on it. He helps out at Cy Frease’s Old Dog Cafe–another nucleus of talk and history. What Dollar learns is how vigorously the old owners will hold onto their land, even though their children have moved to cities and want no part of it. Dollar’s surprise adversaries are Ace and Tater Crouch, brothers who own thousands of acres. Ace has worked all his life as a windmill installer and repairman in the panhandle country; he is thrifty, sensible, speaks with humor and wit. Above all, he comes through–the ace in the hole for every one of his neighbors. Proulx’s prose has never been stronger nor her characters more vivid. That Old Ace in the Hole is both the story of one man’s transformation and a gorgeous, subtle account of the successive waves of change that have been lifting American culture off its old foundations for the past 70 years. Proulx’s new novel may very well be the most welcome fiction publication of the year.

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