The Resource All hat : a novel, Brad Smith

All hat : a novel, Brad Smith

Label
All hat : a novel
Title
All hat
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Brad Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A novel about hope, redemption, and getting even, but not necessarily in that order, just out of prison for attacking the man who assaulted his sister, Ray Dokes heads back to the small Canadian town where he was raised. Vowing to lie low, he moves in with Pete Culpepper, a Texas cowboy who has always been a grounding influence on Ray, but whose debts are growing faster than his corn. Between roofing houses and watching Pete's nine-year-old gelding at the races, Ray soon crosses paths with just about everyone in town, including Pete's new jockey, Chrissie, a tough young woman whose ease with horses is equaled only by her mistrust of people, and Ray's former lover Etta, who views him with more skepticism than ever. Then there are the hired hands of the Stanton Stables: Dean, a wise guy who embodies the phrase "all hat and no cattle," and his sidekick, Paulie, a simple-hearted man who has a way with animals. And last but not least, there's Sonny Stanton, the vicious, violent, and spoiled heir of his father's electronics fortune-and the man Ray spent two years in jail for nearly killing. When the opportunity arises to con Sonny out of some ill-gained wealth-and protect themselves and their homes in the process-everyone's willing to band together and take a gamble. Surprisingly poignant yet laugh-out-loud funny, All Hat tells a classic story of little guys fighting big guys and reaffirming the meaning of honesty and friendship-and second chances-in the process
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, B. J.
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.S55148
LC item number
A45 2003
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Male friendship
  • Women jockeys
  • Horse racing
  • Ex-convicts
  • Canada
Label
All hat : a novel, Brad Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm50149625
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780805072174
Lccn
2002027307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)50149625
Label
All hat : a novel, Brad Smith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm50149625
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780805072174
Lccn
2002027307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)50149625

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