Short stories by Thomas McGuane.

Thomas Francis McGuane III (born December 11, 1939) is an American writer. His work includes ten novels, short fiction and screenplays, as well as three collections of essays devoted to his life in the outdoors. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters,[1]National Cutting Horse Association Members Hall of Fame[2] and the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame.[3] McGuane's early novels were noted for a comic appreciation for the irrational core of many human endeavors, multiple takes on the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s. His later writing reflected an increasing devotion to family relationships and relationships with the natural world in the changing American West, primarily Montana, where he has made his home since 1968, and where his last five novels and many of his essays are set. He has three children, Annie, Maggie and Thomas.

Listing 6 stories.

When an ex-prisoner-turned-cowboy becomes a farmhand, he forms unconventional relationships with the elderly brother and sister who own the ranch.

A car dealership owner and his long-time girlfriend embark on a business road trip to Idaho. The events of the journey do not bode well for the couple's relationship.

When a young man in Oklahoma on a cattle genetics job is threatened by a conman with a gun, he gets wrapped up into an exciting drug scheme that suddenly makes his life before seem incredibly dull.

Two former Yale roommates, now middle-aged divorced men, reunite in Montana when one of them is being investigated for embezzlement. During the brief time they spend together, the other friend wonders why the clearly unsuitable friendship has gone on for so long.

After a terrible accident, a young boy helps his friend find solace in their first love; the lake.

After an injury that temporarily prohibits a divorced rancher from working, he frequently visits his imprisoned son, leaving his new ranchhand to develop a curious relationship with his elderly mom.