That Old Ace in the Hole by Annie Proulx is a 359-page hardcover published by Scribner, 2002. The dust jacket has a small stain in the center. Inside, the book is clean and unmarked. The pages are tightly bound to a binding that is slightly shelf cocked. The condition is very good.
In That Old Ace in the Hole, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Annie Proulx has written an exhilarating story brimming with language, history, landscape, music, and love. The novel, Proulx's fourth, is told through the eyes of Bob Dollar, a young Denver man trying to make good in a bad world. Dollar is out of college but aimless, and he takes a job with Global Pork Rind--his task to locate big spreads of land in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles 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 survived tornadoes and dust storms, and witnessed firsthand the demise of the great cattle ranches. Now its feed lots, hog farms, and ever-expanding drylands.ISBN: 0-684-81307-6