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That Old Ace in the Hole

Annie Proulx

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Annie Proulx's That Old Ace in the Hole is told through the eyes of Bob Dollar, a young Denver man tryingto make good in a bad world. Dollar is out of college but aimless, when he takes a job with Global Pork Rind -- his task to locate big spreads of land in the Texas and Oklahoma panahandles that can be purchased by the corporation and converted to hog farms. Dollar finds himself in a Texas town called Woolybucket, whose idiosyncratic inhabitants have ridden out all manner of seismic shifts in panhandle country. These are tough men and women who witnessed first hand tornadoes, dust storms, and the demise of the great cattle ranches. Now it's feed lots, hog farms, and ever-expanding drylands. Dollar settles into LaVon Fronk's old bunkhouse for fifty dollars a month, helps out at Cy Frease's Old Dog Café, targets Ace and Tater Crouch's ranch for Global Pork, and learns the hard way how vigorously the old owners will hold on to their land, even though their children want no part of it. Robust, often bawdy, strikingly original and intimate, The Old Ace in the Hole tracks the vast waves of change that have shaped the American landscape and the character over the past century. In Bob Dollar, Proulx has created one of the most irresistible characters in contemporary fiction.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tom Stechschulte

Length:

14h 20m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:31


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

31:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

51:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

36:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

48:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

35:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

45:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

32:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

33:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

22:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:09


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

28:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

34:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

30:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

24:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

43:36


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

00:15