The Bartender's Tale. Ivan Doig.
The Bartender's Tale
The Bartender's Tale

The Bartender's Tale

New York: Riverhead Books, 2012. First Edition. Hardcover. 6-1/8 x 9-1/4", dark blue spine, lighter blue paper over boards, 387pp. Item #900705
ISBN: 9781594487354

First Edition, First Printing. Signed by the author on first free endpaper.

Tom Harry has a streak of frost in his black pompadour and a venerable bar called The Medicine Lodge, the chief watering hole and last refuge of the town of Gros Ventre, in northern Montana. Tom also has a son named Rusty, an accident between the sheets whose mother deserted them both years ago. The pair make an odd kind of family, with the bar their true home, but they manage just fine.

Until the summer of 1960, that is, when Rusty turns twelve and a taxi dancer from Tom’s past arrives on the scene with her beatnik daughter, Francine. Is Francine, as Proxy claims, Tom’s daughter? In this modern coming-of-age story, Rusty’s struggle to decipher the complexities of adult decisions and their consequences leads to  a journey towards self-discovery, tolerance, and forgiveness.

Bumping to tail of spine, else fine in dust wrapper and protective mylar.

Price: $50.00

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