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A New York Times Book Review Editors Choice A Rocky Mountain News Best Book of the Year Finalist for the Story Prize

At once expertly crafted and undeniably moving, these ten stories deftly explore our immutable connection with nature. The centerpiece of the collection is the arresting title story, in which a woman alone in her mountain cabin confronts a terminal illness. In the equally remarkable “Her First Elk,” the same character recalls her most memorable and significant hunting experience. Set in locations ranging from Montana to Texas to Mississippi, the remaining stories further illuminate the consequences of our attitudes toward the environment and each other. This masterly collection lays bare the essentials of life with unparalleled passion and grace..

Synopsis:

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

A Rocky Mountain News Best Book of the Year

Finalist for the Story Prize

At once expertly crafted and undeniably moving, these ten stories deftly explore our immutable connection with nature. The centerpiece of the collection is the arresting title story, in which a woman alone in her mountain cabin confronts a terminal illness. In the equally remarkable Her First Elk, the same character recalls her most memorable and significant hunting experience. Set in locations ranging from Montana to Texas to Mississippi, the remaining stories further illuminate the consequences of our attitudes toward the environment and each other. This masterly collection lays bare the essentials of life with unparalleled passion and grace..

Synopsis:

These stories, distinguished by their maturity, are narrated by men and women with compelling life tales. Filled with Basss hallmark lean and beautiful prose, they are further proof of his mastery of the short fiction 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618919666
Author:
Bass, Rick
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Bass, Rick
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.82x5.88x.60 in. .52 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages Mariner Books - English 9780618919666 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

A Rocky Mountain News Best Book of the Year

Finalist for the Story Prize

At once expertly crafted and undeniably moving, these ten stories deftly explore our immutable connection with nature. The centerpiece of the collection is the arresting title story, in which a woman alone in her mountain cabin confronts a terminal illness. In the equally remarkable Her First Elk, the same character recalls her most memorable and significant hunting experience. Set in locations ranging from Montana to Texas to Mississippi, the remaining stories further illuminate the consequences of our attitudes toward the environment and each other. This masterly collection lays bare the essentials of life with unparalleled passion and grace..

"Synopsis" by , These stories, distinguished by their maturity, are narrated by men and women with compelling life tales. Filled with Basss hallmark lean and beautiful prose, they are further proof of his mastery of the short fiction form.
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