By Larry McMurtry
A younger author hits the dusty Texas road for the California coast during this “brilliant . . . humorous and dangerously delicate” (Time) story of paintings and sacrifice.
Hailed as one among “the most sensible novels ever set in America’s fourth greatest urban” (Douglas Brinkley, New York occasions booklet Review), All My acquaintances Are Going to Be Strangers is a strong demonstration of Larry McMurtry’s “comic genius, his skill to render a feeling of panorama, and inside intellection pressure” (Jim Harrison, New York occasions ebook Review). wanting to holiday from the “mundane happiness” of Houston, budding author Danny Deck hops in his motor vehicle, “El Chevy,” sure for the West Coast on a street journey choked with damaged hearts and bleak realities of the inventive lifestyles. A solid of unforgettable characters joins the naive troubadour’s pilgrimage to California and again to Texas, together with a merciless, long-legged good looks; an beautiful screenwriter; a randy collage professor; and a real if painfully “normal” good friend. because the novel’s book in 1972, Danny Deck has “been way more winning at getting enjoyed by way of readers than he ever was once at getting enjoyed by means of the ladies in his existence” (McMurtry), a testomony to the author’s incomparable expertise for taking pictures the fundamental tragicomedy of the human experience.
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