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The Lives of Rocks
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The Lives of Rocks

by Rick Bass
 

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Rick Bass has been quietly astounding fiction readers for years with his distinctive prose. The Lives of Rocks finds him at the top of his form with a collection of short fiction that is at once exquisitely crafted and undeniably moving. Set in Montana, Texas, and Mississippi, these ten stories explore Bass’s signature theme of humankind’s relationship with the

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Rick Bass has been quietly astounding fiction readers for years with his distinctive prose. The Lives of Rocks finds him at the top of his form with a collection of short fiction that is at once exquisitely crafted and undeniably moving. Set in Montana, Texas, and Mississippi, these ten stories explore Bass’s signature theme of humankind’s relationship with the environment. The title story deals with the limits of human isolation in the wilderness; in “Pagans,” three childhood friends look back on the dangerous games of their youth; in “Her First Elk,” a woman recalls her most significant hunting experience. These stories are distinguished by their maturity and depth.

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"One of this country's most intelligent and sensitive short-story writers." The New York Times Book Review

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ISBN-13:
9780618596744
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
11/06/2006
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

RICK BASS’s 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, and his memoir, Why I Came West, was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award.

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