McGuane, Thomas. Boston: Houghton Mifflin / Seymour Lawrence 1989 First Edition. Quarter cloth. 230 pp. Dust jacket has a few short tears. “The picaresque and heartbreaking adventures of Joe Starling, one of the last great American romantic heroes, are seen in this story of his quest for his roots and his rightful inheritance.” – Ingram Book: Very Good. Dust Jacket: Very Good.