Synopses & Reviews
GQ called the three short novels in this collection "wondrous." A woman returns to live on her family's west Texas ranch . . . a man tracks his wife through a winter wilderness . . . an ancient ocean buried in the foothills of the Appalachians becomes a battleground for a young wildcat oilman and his aging mentor. Here is Bass at his magical, passionate, and lyrical best.
"Hauntingly beautiful." Boston Globe
"Writing of this quality creates a stillness in the mind." Time Magazine
About the Author
'RICK BASS is the author of twenty-two books. His first short storycollection, The Watch, set in Texas, won the PEN/Nelson AlgrenAward, and his 2002 collection, The Hermit\'s Story, was a LosAngeles Times Best Book of the Year. Bass\'s stories have also beenawarded the Pushcart Prize and the O. Henry Award and havebeen collected in The Best American Short Stories.'