Book has shelf wear with spine tilt and creases. Front top right corner has a dog-ear. Pages tight. 847 pages. pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1989. ISBN: 0671696491. From the Pulitzer Prize Winning author of ""Lonesome Dove"" and ""Anything for Billy"" Larry McMurtry gives us a rich, powerful novel of men and women in the 1960's American West. Patsy Carpenter, one of McMurtry's most unforgettable characters, drifts through the honky-tonk glitz of the rodeo and desperate, suburban Houston...trying to discover who she is and what she wants. Young beautiful, quick-tongued and charming, patsy travels with her shiftless husband, Jim, towards a future that seems to recede with every turn in the road. Along the way, she tangles with Pete, the rodeo clown; Hank, a graduate student; Elenor, a tough Texas heiress; and a cast of flamboyant characters only Larry McMurty could create.