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Texas Celebrity Turkey Trot - A Novel - Gent, Peter
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1978, ISBN: 9780688033347

Hardcover, ID: 236994262

NY: William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1978. First Edition . Hardcover. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dust Jacket Design By Cheryl Asherman; Dust Jacket Illustration By Jerry Harston; Book Design By Carl Weiss. First printing of the Morrow hardcover edition. Second novel. 240pp. Light blue quarter-cloth, taupe paper boards, silver gilt spine lettering, green/gray endpapers. Dust Jacket price 9.95. Signed by Gent to half-title page. Book and dust jacket are in fine, tight, unread condition [hint of, the typical, top edge age-toning]. No remainder markings. Peter Gent has written some of the best Texas sports novels of the 20th-century, including possibly the finest ever written, 'North Dallas Forty'. In addition, through the lens of his sports fiction, he has satirically, and at times brutally, examined the Texas identity. Peter Gent along with Larry L. King, Billy Lee Brammer, Gary Cartwright, Bud Shrake, and Dan Jenkins formed the infamous group of Texas Literary Outlaws called the Mad Dogs, a group of Texas writers who stood apart from Texas' conservative establishment. These six writers closely observed the effects of the Vietnam War; the Kennedy assassination; the rapid population shift from rural to urban environments; Lyndon Johnson's rise to national prominence; the Civil Rights Movement; Tom Landry and the Dallas Cowboys; Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, the new Outlaw music scene; the birth of a Texas film industry; Texas Monthly magazine. The Mad Dogs were less interested in Texas' mythic past than in the world they knew firsthand-a place of fast-growing cities and hard-edged political battles. Despite their popular image, the Mad Dogs were deadly serious as they turned their gaze on their home state, and they chronicled Texas culture with daring, wit, and sophistication." The scene is familiar. Eighty thousand fans in a full-throated manic roar as Sunday's football hero reaches to the heavens to intercept a goal-destined pass. The young men who perform these herculean feats are our heroes, celebrated in fantasy and fact. And as long as they survive, they are the objects of our secret worship. But the time inevitably comes when they reach the age of athletic senility, and they are permanently removed from our national psyche. This is the story of such a hero, Mabry Jenkins, a thirty-year-old defensive back for a professional football team who is suddenly cut. Mabry's world begins to crumble, for the only thing he knows is how to play ball. Always slow to get the message, Mabry doesn't seem to realize he's fallen from fame to instant oblivion. He proceeds to embarrass everyone by appearing at celebrity sports events even though he is no longer a celebrity. A terrible fisherman at fishing tournaments, the worst golfer at golfing tournaments, he finally turns to radio, where his ratings are abysmal. But this tragic-comic novel is much more than the story of a failed athlete. It also provides a stunning portrait of wealthy Texas society, engorged on money, power and sex - with an unforgettable cast of larger-than-life characters. Devastatingly funny, brutally candid, tough and wise, 'Texas Celebrity Turkey-Trot' is the story of a young man who makes you cry with laughter and weep with rage. This new novel by the author of the widely acclaimed best seller 'North Dallas Forty' reaffirms that Peter Gent, a former Dallas Cowboy football star, is also a star novelist." - dust jacket flaps. " I first read this book at the age of twenty-two prompted by my appreciation for "North Dallas Forty". Although I enjoyed it, I was left feeling unsatisfied. After just finishing it again at the age of forty, I am suprised by how much it improved in eighteen years. My appreciation for Gent's humor has grown. Consistently cynical, it is also often hilarious. Although not a native Texan, Gent understands the culture. Although some of his characters are exaggerated there is a basis of truth in them. The book is a funny commentary on our celebrity culture and the time it was written (late seventies). Anyone who remembers that time (especially in Texas) will enjoy it." - a reader., William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1978

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Texas Celebrity Turkey Trot - A Novel - signed or inscribed book

1978, ISBN: 9780688033347

Hardcover, ID: 236994262

NY: William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1978. First printing of the Morrow hardcover edition. Second novel. 240pp. Light blue quarter-cloth, taupe paper boards, silver gilt spine lettering, green/gray endpapers. Dust Jacket price 9.95. Signed by Gent to half-title page. Book and dust jacket are in fine, tight, unread condition [hint of, the typical, top edge age-toning]. No remainder markings. Peter Gent has written some of the best Texas sports novels of the 20th-century, including possibly the finest ever written, 'North Dallas Forty'. In addition, through the lens of his sports fiction, he has satirically, and at times brutally, examined the Texas identity. Peter Gent along with Larry L. King, Billy Lee Brammer, Gary Cartwright, Bud Shrake, and Dan Jenkins formed the infamous group of Texas Literary Outlaws called the Mad Dogs, a group of Texas writers who stood apart from Texas' conservative establishment. These six writers closely observed the effects of the Vietnam War; the Kennedy assassination; the rapid population shift from rural to urban environments; Lyndon Johnson's rise to national prominence; the Civil Rights Movement; Tom Landry and the Dallas Cowboys; Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, the new Outlaw music scene; the birth of a Texas film industry; Texas Monthly magazine. The Mad Dogs were less interested in Texas' mythic past than in the world they knew firsthand-a place of fast-growing cities and hard-edged political battles. Despite their popular image, the Mad Dogs were deadly serious as they turned their gaze on their home state, and they chronicled Texas culture with daring, wit, and sophistication." The scene is familiar. Eighty thousand fans in a full-throated manic roar as Sunday's football hero reaches to the heavens to intercept a goal-destined pass. The young men who perform these herculean feats are our heroes, celebrated in fantasy and fact. And as long as they survive, they are the objects of our secret worship. But the time inevitably comes when they reach the age of athletic senility, and they are permanently removed from our national psyche. This is the story of such a hero, Mabry Jenkins, a thirty-year-old defensive back for a professional football team who is suddenly cut. Mabry's world begins to crumble, for the only thing he knows is how to play ball. Always slow to get the message, Mabry doesn't seem to realize he's fallen from fame to instant oblivion. He proceeds to embarrass everyone by appearing at celebrity sports events even though he is no longer a celebrity. A terrible fisherman at fishing tournaments, the worst golfer at golfing tournaments, he finally turns to radio, where his ratings are abysmal. But this tragic-comic novel is much more than the story of a failed athlete. It also provides a stunning portrait of wealthy Texas society, engorged on money, power and sex - with an unforgettable cast of larger-than-life characters. Devastatingly funny, brutally candid, tough and wise, 'Texas Celebrity Turkey-Trot' is the story of a young man who makes you cry with laughter and weep with rage. This new novel by the author of the widely acclaimed best seller 'North Dallas Forty' reaffirms that Peter Gent, a former Dallas Cowboy football star, is also a star novelist." - dust jacket flaps. " I first read this book at the age of twenty-two prompted by my appreciation for "North Dallas Forty". Although I enjoyed it, I was left feeling unsatisfied. After just finishing it again at the age of forty, I am suprised by how much it improved in eighteen years. My appreciation for Gent's humor has grown. Consistently cynical, it is also often hilarious. Although not a native Texan, Gent understands the culture. Although some of his characters are exaggerated there is a basis of truth in them. The book is a funny commentary on our celebrity culture and the time it was written (late seventies). Anyone who remembers that time (especially in Texas) will enjoy it." - a reader. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket/Fine. Illus. by Dust Jacket Design By Cheryl Asherman; Dust Jacket Illustration By Jerry Harston; Book Design By Carl Weiss. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1978

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[EAN: 9780688033347], [PU: William Morrow & Company, Inc., NY], SPORTS TEXAS FICTION, First printing of the Morrow hardcover edition. Second novel. 240pp. Light blue quarter-cloth, taupe paper boards, silver gilt spine lettering, green/gray endpapers. Dust Jacket price 9.95. Signed by Gent to half-title page. Book and dust jacket are in fine, tight, unread condition [hint of, the typical, top edge age-toning]. No remainder markings. Peter Gent has written some of the best Texas sports novels of the 20th-century, including possibly the finest ever written, 'North Dallas Forty'. In addition, through the lens of his sports fiction, he has satirically, and at times brutally, examined the Texas identity. Peter Gent along with Larry L. King, Billy Lee Brammer, Gary Cartwright, Bud Shrake, and Dan Jenkins formed the infamous group of Texas Literary Outlaws called the Mad Dogs, a group of Texas writers who stood apart from Texas' conservative establishment. These six writers closely observed the effects of the Vietnam War; the Kennedy assassination; the rapid population shift from rural to urban environments; Lyndon Johnson's rise to national prominence; the Civil Rights Movement; Tom Landry and the Dallas Cowboys; Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, the new Outlaw music scene; the birth of a Texas film industry; Texas Monthly magazine. The Mad Dogs were less interested in Texas' mythic past than in the world they knew firsthand-a place of fast-growing cities and hard-edged political battles. Despite their popular image, the Mad Dogs were deadly serious as they turned their gaze on their home state, and they chronicled Texas culture with daring, wit, and sophistication." The scene is familiar. Eighty thousand fans in a full-throated manic roar as Sunday's football hero reaches to the heavens to intercept a goal-destined pass. The young men who perform these herculean feats are our heroes, celebrated in fantasy and fact. And as long as they survive, they are the objects of our secret worship. But the time inevitably comes when they reach the age of athletic senility, and they are permanently removed from our national psyche. This is the story of such a hero, Mabry Jenkins, a thirty-year-old defensive back for a professional football team who is suddenly cut. Mabry's world begins to crumble, for the only thing he knows is how to play ball. Always slow to get the message, Mabry doesn't seem to realize he's fallen from fame to instant oblivion. He proceeds to embarrass everyone by appearing at celebrity sports events even though he is no longer a celebrity. A terrible fisherman at fishing tournaments, the worst golfer at golfing tournaments, he finally turns to radio, where his ratings are abysmal. But this tragic-comic novel is much more than the story of a failed athlete. It also provides a stunning portrait of wealthy Texas society, engorged on money, power and sex - with an unforgettable cast of larger-than-life characters. Devastatingly funny, brutally candid, tough and wise, 'Texas Celebrity Turkey-Trot' is the story of a young man who makes you cry with laughter and weep with rage. This new novel by the author of the widely acclaimed best seller 'North Dallas Forty' reaffirms that Peter Gent, a former Dallas Cowboy football star, is also a star novelist." - dust jacket flaps. " I first read this book at the age of twenty-two prompted by my appreciation for "North Dallas Forty". Although I enjoyed it, I was left feeling unsatisfied. After just finishing it again at the age of forty, I am suprised by how much it improved in eighteen years. My appreciation for Gent's humor has grown. Consistently cynical, it is also often hilarious. Although not a native Texan, Gent understands the culture. Although some of his characters are exaggerated there is a basis of truth in them. The book is a funny commentary on our celebrity culture and the time it was written (late seventies). Anyone who remembers that time (especially in Texas) will enjoy it." - a reader.

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Texas Celebrity Turkey Trot - A Novel
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Gent, Peter

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Texas Celebrity Turkey Trot - A Novel

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0688033342

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780688033347
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0688033342
Hardcover
Publishing year: 1978
Publisher: William Morrow & Company, Inc.

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ISBN/EAN: 0688033342

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