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MACAULEY'S THUMB by Lex Williford /STORIES /AWARD /1st

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Here for your delectation is the SPECTACULAR RARE------------------------MACAULEY'S THUMB by Lex Williford. Lex Williford's seriously eccentric characters find that traveling down life's highway leads to the breakdown lane as quickly as it leads to the fast lane. Their quirky philosophy can best be summed up by Bucklin Rudd, who just lost his business and his wife after losing the last bit of his good sense: "Nothing like working half your life for something just to find out you think you're pretty damn sure you don't want it." The ten stories in Macauley's Thumb - set variously in Texas, Old and New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Alabama, and Illinois explore the complicated lives of disenchanted characters who find ways to express their grief at the losses they face under impossible circumstances, losses so large and so small that no one - not even Smiling Joe's Insurance - can cover them. A husband and wife, unable to speak to each other without arguing, face the dissolution of their marriage when they smuggle his mother's body out of Mexico. Two boys, confronting abandonment by their father, go to the Texas State Fair and stumble upon a way to get their mother out of bed. Thomas "Hoot" Ponder and his nephew find common ground in whiskey and storytelling amid the comedy surrounding death and dying. A chiropractor who loves science fiction movies struggles with his sexual fantasies about one of his patients, a Wal-Mart cashier who can't stop talking about her pain. In the powerful title story, Cal Macauley - driven mad by his wife's horrible death - faces mourning, regret, and the inevitability of forgetting by striking out against himself and the rattlesnakes on his mountain. Inarticulate until overwhelmed by trouble, then wise beyond belief, Lex Williford's characters achieve a dignified fatalism combined with a generous dose of fast-paced humor. Winner of the 1993 Iowa Short Fiction Award. You are bidding on the stated Iowa First Edition from 1994. Other than a clipped back cardholder flyleaf (ex libris), both the mylar-covered DJ and the book are in positively excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, etc.---and the pages and binding are tight as a drum (they still crackle) (see photo). Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. . Paypal is an acceptable alternative. I will ship internationally for additional charges. So bid soon and often for this magnificent, impossible-to-find LITERARY COLLECTIBLE. WANT TO SEE MORE?? COME VISIT MY STORE! ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY FIRST EDITIONS! EVERYTHING (except death and taxes) IS NEGOTIABLE! IF BEST OFFER IS NOT A LISTED CHOICE, SEND ME A NOTE AND IT WILL BE. MAKE ME AN OFFER I CAN'T REFUSE----(NO HORSE'S HEAD IN THE BED, PLEASE!) CLICK HERE---- ****PLUS**** Check my auction listings for the STEAL OF THE DAY-----ONE BOOK---ONE BUCK---TAKE A LOOK---GOOD LUCK!!! Click Here---- Auctions Be sure to add me to your favorites list! Check out my other items! ***Special*** Just because it's June, June, June..... BUY 1, GET 1 FREE!!! Details: Choose any book (sorry, no other items, and best offer does not apply) in the store BARRY'S BARGAIN BIN, and get the second book FREE! (s h applies to each item). How-to-do-it: Purchase your first book from the store, and indicate in "ask seller a question" what your choice for your FREE book will be (free book must be of equal or lesser value to a maximum of 24.99). I will remove that listing (first come, first served) and it will be shipped upon payment of your order. There is no limit to the number of purchases and FREE items!!! Offer expires June 21, 2005. ***DUE TO A MULTITUDE OF REQUESTS, THIS OFFER WILL CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER---UNTIL SEPTEMBER 5.*** PLAN YOUR SUMMER READING NOW!!
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