Some Can Whistle

Some Can Whistle

by Larry McMurtry
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Some Can Whistle by Larry McMurtry

"Mr. Deck, are you my stinkin' Daddy?" In a furious phone call from T. R. , the daughter he's never met, Danny Deck gets the jolt of his life. A TV writer who's retired to his Texas mansion, Danny spends his days talking to the answering machines of his ex-lovers from New York to Paris and dreaming of the characters in the sitcom he's created. But suddenly, a hurricane called T. R. is storming into his life. . .

In his most moving and richly comic contemporary novel since Texasville, Larry McMurtry returns to the modern West he created so masterfully in The Last Picture Show and Terms of Endearment. Some Can Whistle spins a tale of Hollywood glitz and Texas grit; of an extraordinary young woman and a murderous young man; and of a middle-aged millionaire running head-on into the longings, joys, and pathos of real life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780671642679
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 10/28/1989
Pages: 348

About the Author

Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two collections of essays, and more than thirty screenplays. He lives in Archer City, Texas.

Hometown:

Archer City, Texas

Date of Birth:

June 3, 1936

Place of Birth:

Wichita Falls, Texas

Education:

B.A., North Texas State University, 1958; M.A., Rice University, 1960. Also studied at Stanford University.

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Some Can Whistle 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First time reader of this author. I didnt realize he wrote Terms of Endearment which is one of my all time favorites. I loved this book. It was comicly tragic & made me think long after the book was finished. I loved that the book wasnt a fairy tale that ended with everyone happy & everything tied up in pretty bow. I appreciated the tragic events & how they shaped the end of the story. McMurtry's forte is his wild characters - beautiful and tragic at the same time.
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