For A Little While
ISBN: 0316381144
EAN13: 9780316381147
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 21, 2017
Pages: 480
Dimensions: 1.42" H x 8.11" L x 5.39" W
Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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The definitive collection of stories--new and old--from Rick Bass, an American classic (Newsweek). For the past three decades Rick Bass, long considered one of the most gifted practitioners of the short story, has been unsurpassed in his ability to perceive and portray the enduring truths of the human heart. To read his fiction is to feel more alive--connected, incandescently, to the brief longshot of having been chosen for the human experience, as one of his characters puts it.These pages reveal men and women living with passion and tenderness at the outer limits of the senses, each attempting to triumph against fate. In the timeless and much-loved The Hermit's Story, a couple escapes a sudden blizzard by traversing a frozen lake-beneath the ice-while oft-anthologized treasures like The Watch and The Fireman provide searing insights into the complexity of family and romantic entanglements, whether it's a cantankerous father and son in the jungle of a Mississippi bayou, or a troubled marriage haunted and cleansed by house fires.In How She Remembers It, Bass's latest Pushcart Prize winner, a twelve-year-old girl takes her first trip to Yellowstone with her beloved father, who, unbeknownst to her, is losing his memory. In other new stories we meet an ancient, once-vital matriarch refusing all attempts Read More chevron_right

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