Synopses & Reviews
In , Rick Bass writes about a family tradition: each year, for more than fifty years, three generations of men in the Bass family have leased the same tract of land in the Texas hill country. More than a place to stalk the white-tail, this is a place to get together, chase armadillos, swap campfire stories, listen to quail, make biscuits, and enjoy the antics of ringtails. It's the sort of place where a man is only as good as his dog, where memories last longer, where the hunter's moon is the perfect light for chasing raccoons. Most important, it is a place to recharge the spirit and renew family ties.
"Rick Bass owns a durable and authentic voice . . . a young writer who can both frighten and amaze." Jim Harrison
In a series of skillful, easy sketches, Rick Bass evokes the place in the Texas hill country where generations of men in his family have come every year. Hunting is the thread that runs through the narrative, but the heart of this book is a young man's love for the land.
Rick Bass's first collection of essays captures the clear, passionate voice of this acclaimed author at the very beginning of his career.
About the Author
Rick Bass lives in the Yaak Valley of Montana and is the author of The Watch, Ninemile Wolves, and Winter, among other books. His most recent book of short stories is In the Loyal Mountains.Elizabeth Hughes Bass is an illustrator whose ink and watercolor illustrations have appeared in numerous books and magazines. She lives with her husband, author Rick Bass, and their two daughters in the Yaak Valley of Montana.