A Wicked Sense of Humor Veers Heavily Towards the Sadistic in 'Crow Fair'

A Wicked Sense of Humor Veers Heavily Towards the Sadistic in 'Crow Fair'

By Austin Price

If sometimes flawed, often confusing and always marked by challenging style, Thomas McGuane's Crow Fair remains a remarkable offering from one of America's finest writers. 29 Jun 2015 // 2:05 AM

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