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Bob Dollar, who's been raised by a poor but loving uncle, is on his own for the first time, working for a disreputable real estate company. The company sends Bob to a small town in the Texas Panhandle to sweettalk landowners out of their property so that it can be converted into hog farms.
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Our hero's first step is to rent living quarters from a talkative woman who fills him in on the history of the area and introduces him to some of the neighbors. Bob also moonlights as a short-order cook in a local cafe, where he meets several other townsfolk, many of whom are iconoclastic and/or irrascible. Thanks to his knowledge of the town's past and his interactions with the residents, Bob eventually discovers what he really wants to do with his life.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   9 () United States    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm    -   ranch Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee    -   very gullible, like Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of hetero sex Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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