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Hell's Bottom, Colorado : Stories (02 Edition)

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In this award-winning collection of linked short stories set in the American West, Pritchett balances gritty material with genuine warmth and understanding of character.

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Winner of the Milkweek National Fiction Prize, in this collection of linked short stories, Laura Pritchett balances gritty material with genuine warmth and understanding of character. Hells Bottom is more than a ranch. Home to Renny, one of those women who prefers “a little Hell swirled with their Heaven,” and her husband, Ben, whos “gotten used to smoothing over Rennys excesses,” the ranch has been the site of births and deaths of both cattle and children, as well as moments of amazing harmony and clear vision. A day of haying turns violent in “A New Name Each Day,” while in “Rattlesnake Fire,” Ben and his estranged sister must decide whether to put aside their differences to save families trapped by a forest fire. In Pritchetts masterful hands, the western landscape becomes a zone of familial crisis and, sometimes, transcendence.

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Hell's bottom — A fine white dust — Summer flood — An easy birth — Jailbird gone songbird — Dry roots — Grayblue day — Rattlesnake fire — A new name each day — The record keeper.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781571310361
Author:
Pritchett, Laura
Publisher:
Milkweed Editions
Location:
Minneapolis, Minn.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Colorado
Subject:
Ranch life
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Colorado Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 99-31
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
148
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 6.2 oz

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Winner of the Milkweek National Fiction Prize, in this collection of linked short stories, Laura Pritchett balances gritty material with genuine warmth and understanding of character. Hells Bottom is more than a ranch. Home to Renny, one of those women who prefers “a little Hell swirled with their Heaven,” and her husband, Ben, whos “gotten used to smoothing over Rennys excesses,” the ranch has been the site of births and deaths of both cattle and children, as well as moments of amazing harmony and clear vision. A day of haying turns violent in “A New Name Each Day,” while in “Rattlesnake Fire,” Ben and his estranged sister must decide whether to put aside their differences to save families trapped by a forest fire. In Pritchetts masterful hands, the western landscape becomes a zone of familial crisis and, sometimes, transcendence.
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