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ISBN: 9780743244473
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Published: Free Press - January 6th, 2005

A born-loser protagonist and dry southern wit. Comparisons to Charles "True Grit" Portis are inevitable. Like Portis, Whorton has a surprisingly honest, strong feeling for his comic characters. But Whorton has his own strengths and transcends the comparison. And his hero here, Don, feels so very, very familiar. With each chapter you hope against hope that he'll finally make the Better Decision. (I almost feel like I knew this poor guy, growing up. More accurately, though, I think I grew up with people who knew him - if that makes any sense.)