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Publisher Comments:

The Hermit"s Story is Rick Bass's best and most varied fiction yet. In the title story, a man and a woman travel across an eerily frozen lake--under the ice. "The Distance" casts a skeptical eye on Thomas Jefferson through the lens of a Montana man"s visit to Monticello. "Eating" begins with an owl being sucked into a canoe and ends with a man eating a town out of house and home, and "The Cave" is a stunning story of a man and woman lost in an abandoned mine. Other stories include "The Fireman," "Swans," "The Prisoners," "Presidents" Day," "Real Town," and "Two Deer." Some of these stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, but for many readers, they won"t even be the best in this collection. Every story in this book is remarkable in its own way, sure to please both new readers and avid fans of Rick Bass"s passionate, unmistakable voice.

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"Animated by a radiant literary sensibility" ("Newsday"), Bass's stories explore the mythical, near-magical connections between man and nature. "The Hermit's Story" is a masterly collection that shows Rick Bass at the top of his form.

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From the author of "Colter" and "Where the Sea Used to Be" comes a new and diverse collection of short stories.

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The Hermit's Story is Rick Bass's best and most varied fiction yet, "the work of a seasoned author in full possession of his art and craft" (Denver Post). In this story collection, Bass explores the mysterious and near-mythical connections between man and nature. In the title story, a man and a woman travel beneath the frozen surface of a dry lake; in "The Cave," a couple passes a magical afternoon in an abandoned mine; in "Swans," a woman lights fires along the shore of a freezing pond to warm the five swans living there. The characters in each of these ten stories try to seek out the marrow of life. "[A] fully realized collection of the highest quality" (Baltimore Sun), The Hermit's Storyshows Rick Bass at the top of his form.

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.

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ISBN:
9780618380442
Author:
Bass, Rick
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Bass, Rick
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
September 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.01x5.14x.54 in. .46 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "Animated by a radiant literary sensibility" ("Newsday"), Bass's stories explore the mythical, near-magical connections between man and nature. "The Hermit's Story" is a masterly collection that shows Rick Bass at the top of his form.
"Synopsis" by , From the author of "Colter" and "Where the Sea Used to Be" comes a new and diverse collection of short stories.
"Synopsis" by ,
The Hermit's Story is Rick Bass's best and most varied fiction yet, "the work of a seasoned author in full possession of his art and craft" (Denver Post). In this story collection, Bass explores the mysterious and near-mythical connections between man and nature. In the title story, a man and a woman travel beneath the frozen surface of a dry lake; in "The Cave," a couple passes a magical afternoon in an abandoned mine; in "Swans," a woman lights fires along the shore of a freezing pond to warm the five swans living there. The characters in each of these ten stories try to seek out the marrow of life. "[A] fully realized collection of the highest quality" (Baltimore Sun), The Hermit's Storyshows Rick Bass at the top of his form.
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