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A Loose Herd of Texans Bill Porterfield

A Loose Herd of Texans

Bill Porterfield

Published May 14th 2014
ISBN : 9780585174594
Unknown Binding
208 pages
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Mixing the profile with the personal essay, plain storytelling with reporting and the fanciful, Bill Porterfield, in this collection of short pieces, prances out a memorable cast of his characters from the Texas heartland.Loose herd is about asMoreMixing the profile with the personal essay, plain storytelling with reporting and the fanciful, Bill Porterfield, in this collection of short pieces, prances out a memorable cast of his characters from the Texas heartland.Loose herd is about as tight a noose of definition as you can draw around their collective necks. Clarence of Green Mansions is a mystic with a two-thousand-year-old memory- J. D. Graham ekes out a living as owner of a general store in the dried-up crossroads of The Grove- Old Juan lives in a hole in the ground and defies anyone to bother him- Larry Bowman became famous by winning the jackpot on TV bowling- George White was a self-proclaimed genius until he picked his toe with a rusty knife and died of gangrene- John Waggoner, scion of great ranchers, has given up the New York stockbrokers life for stock raising- and Goyo Maldonado stopped going to church when he found the Stone That Cries Like a Child.Obscure eccentrics and ordinary folk outnumber the rich and famous