Pit Bull

Pit Bull

by Scott Ely
     
 

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A pit bull named Alligator epitomizes the rage that Jack Purse feels toward his father, whom he blames for the loss of the family farm, for his mother's abandoning him as a child, and, in a roundabout way, for his wounds in Vietnam. Yet the two men have a common goal. Each schemes to redeem the land Jack considers his heritageJack through a marijuana crop; Dexter by pitting Alligator in a fight to the death. Jack's competitive spirit grows, yet a nagging desire to please his father draws him into preparations for the fight; and when Fate intervenes Jack proves himself to be his father's son in an ending that barely escapes sentimentality. A thought-provoking tale of father-son relationships in the deep South. Recommended. Thomas L. Kilpatrick, Southern Illinois Univ. at Carbondale Lib.

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ISBN-13:
9781555840464
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/1988
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
192

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