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The Sky, the Stars, the Wilderness

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Magical, passionate, and lyrical, the three short novels in this collection are perhaps the finest Rick Bass has written. In the title story, a woman has returned to live on the west Texas ranch that has been in her family since Texas was a republic. Her mother, who died when she was a child, is buried there; the three men who raised her --- her father, grandfather, and Old Chubb, a Mexican ranchhand --- are gone; and her brother, like herself, is childless. Soon, all that will be left of the family is the land: I suppose the land is all we will leave behind, she reflects. In that way it is both our parents and our children.

Land is central to all three stories. In The Myths of Bears, a man tracks his wife through a winter wilderness as she both lures and eludes him. And in Where the Sea Used to Be, an ancient ocean buried in the foothills of the Appalachians becomes a battleground for a young wildcat oilman and his aging mentor.

Deeply original, this book will amaze and delight readers.

Synopsis:

GQ called the three short novels in this collection "wondrous." A woman returns to live on her family's west Texas ranch . . . a man tracks his wife through a winter wilderness . . . an ancient ocean buried in the foothills of the Appalachians becomes a battleground for a young wildcat oilman and his aging mentor. Here is Bass at his magical, passionate, and lyrical best.

About the Author

RICK BASSs fiction has received O. Henry Awards, numerous Pushcart Prizes, awards from the Texas Institute of Letters, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, among others. Most recently, his memoir Why I Came West was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395717585
Author:
Bass, Rick
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Bass, Rick
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Wilderness areas
Subject:
Man
Subject:
Oil wells -- Alabama -- Fiction.
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
19980930
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 5.5 x 0.5 in 0.53 lb

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GQ called the three short novels in this collection "wondrous." A woman returns to live on her family's west Texas ranch . . . a man tracks his wife through a winter wilderness . . . an ancient ocean buried in the foothills of the Appalachians becomes a battleground for a young wildcat oilman and his aging mentor. Here is Bass at his magical, passionate, and lyrical best.
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