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In this remarkable book, the author of Shiloh and Other Stories, In Country, and other award-winning books gives us powerful new stories that capture the restless energy of life in contemporary America. The characters here are travelers and seekers, feeling their way toward, or away from the defining moments of their lives. They roam out into the world to England, Alaska, Texas, Saudi Arabia, or ricochet back home to Kentucky, ceaselessly searching, exploring, testing for limits.

I felt strange, says Chrissy in With Jazz, as though all my life I had been zigzagging down a wild trail to this particular place. In Charger, a teenage boy races along the interstate, seeking the father who abandoned him years before. In Rolling into Atlanta, a young woman searches for the kind of authenticity she remembers from her rural childhood. In Proper Gypsies, Nancy deals with the shock of being robbed in London. In The Funeral Side, Sandra comes home to try to fulfill her responsibilities to her family, but yearns to escape again to Alaska and the northern lights that haunt her. Writing in the spare, precise, beautifully nuanced language for which she is famous, Bobbie Ann Mason expands her art here in dramatic and illuminating fashion.

These fascinating stories bring to life surprising individuals whose journeys shine a bright light on life as it is lived by many Americans today. Zigzagging Down a Wild Trail is a beautiful book by one of America's finest writers, a book full of drama, humor, and startling insights into the timeless longings of the human heart.

About the Author

Bobbie Ann Mason is the author of Shiloh and Other Stories, which won the PENHemingway Award, Feather Crowns, which won the Southern Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the bestselling novel In Country. Her memoir, Clear Springs, was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. Her short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, DoubleTake, Harper's, The Paris Review, and elsewhere, and has received two O. Henry Awards and two Pushcart Prizes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679449249
Subtitle:
(stories )
Author:
Mason, Bobbie Ann
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
98-18
Publication Date:
c2001
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
209 p.
Dimensions:
9.58x5.84x.82 in. .91 lbs.

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