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The bartender's tale

A national bestseller, the story of "a boy's last days of youth and a history his father can't leave behind" (The Daily Beast). 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 in 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. Change arrives with gale force, in the person of Proxy, a taxi dancer Tom knew back when, and her beatnik daughter, Francine. Is Francine, as Proxy claims, the unsuspected legacy of her and Tom's past' Without a doubt she is an unsettling gust of the future, upending every certainty in Rusty's life and generating a mist of passion and pretense that seems to obscure everyone's vision but his own. The Bartender's Tale wonderfully captures how the world becomes bigger and the past becomes more complex in the last moments of childhood.

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  • "Tom Harry has a streak of frost in his black pompadour and a bar called the Medicine Lodge, the chief watering hole of the northern Montana town of Gros Ventre. Tom also has a son named Rusty, whose mother deserted them years ago. An odd kind of family, they manage just fine. Until the summer of 1960, when Rusty turns twelve. Change arrives in the person of Proxy, a taxi dancer Tom knew back when, and her beatnik daughter, Francine. (Bestseller)."
  • "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. Change arrives with gale force, in the person of Proxy, a taxi dancer Tom knew back when, and her beatnik daughter, Francine. Is Francine, as Proxy claims, the unsuspected legacy of her and Tom's past? Without a doubt she is an unsettling gust of the future, upending every certainty in Rusty's life and generating a mist of passion and pretense that seems to obscure everyone's vision but his own. As Rusty struggles to decipher the oddities of adult behavior and the mysteries build toward a reckoning, Ivan Doig wonderfully captures how the world becomes bigger and the past becomes more complex in the last moments of childhood."
  • "A national bestseller, the story of "a boy's last days of youth and a history his father can't leave behind" (The Daily Beast). 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 in 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. Change arrives with gale force, in the person of Proxy, a taxi dancer Tom knew back when, and her beatnik daughter, Francine. Is Francine, as Proxy claims, the unsuspected legacy of her and Tom's past' Without a doubt she is an unsettling gust of the future, upending every certainty in Rusty's life and generating a mist of passion and pretense that seems to obscure everyone's vision but his own. The Bartender's Tale wonderfully captures how the world becomes bigger and the past becomes more complex in the last moments of childhood."@en
  • "In 1960s Montana the lives of bartender and single father Tom Harry and his twelve-year-old son Rusty are stirred up by outsiders in their small town."@en
  • "Tom Harry and his twelve-year-old son Rusty live alone and run a bar in a small Montana town, but their lives change drastically when Proxy, a dancer Tom knew back when, arrives with her beatnik daughter, Francine, with Proxy claiming that Francine is the unsuspected legacy of her and Tom's past."@en
  • "Running a venerable bar in 1960 Montana while raising his twelve-year-old son, single father Tom Harry finds his world upended by the arrival of a woman from his past and her beatnik daughter, who claims Tom as her father."@en
  • "Running a venerable bar in 1960 Montana while raising his twelve-year-old son, single father Tom Harry finds his world upended by the arrival of a woman from his past and her beatnik daughter, who claims Tom as her father."

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  • "Western stories"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Domestic fiction"@en
  • "Large type books"
  • "Historical fiction"@en
  • "Historical fiction"
  • "Text"
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Psychological fiction"@en
  • "Ausgabe"
  • "Bildungsromans"
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  • "The Bartender's Tale"
  • "Bartender's tale"
  • "The bartender's tale a novel"
  • "The bartender's tale"@en
  • "The bartender's tale"
  • "The bartender's tale : [a novel]"@en