Synopses & Reviews
These quirky, brilliant stories launched Rick Bass on his literary career. Set in the South and West, they pursue themes of friendship, loyalty, and freedom, of escape, where valiant holdouts refuse to grow up, or to grow old.
"Rick Bass is the rarest of writers, someone whose stories I'll read again and again. is a terrific book." Bob Shacochis
"There is enough energy in this book to shake a house." Clyde Edgerton
"[Conveys] excitement. . . . A sense that a potentially significant writer of short stories has emerged. . . . ',' an altogether remarkable story of 'poisoned loneliness,' . . . has the look of an American classic." Peter S. Prescott
"Rick Bass owns a durable and authentic voice. I read with intense pleasure, wondering at the skill of a young writer who can both frighten and amaze. This is a superb debut." Newsweek
One of the truly impressive short story writers of his generation. --George Plimpton
Set in the South and West, they pursue themes of friendship, loyalty, and freedom, of escape, where valiant holdouts refuse to grow up, or to grow old.
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.