Purple Flat Top

Purple Flat Top

by Jack Nisbet
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

When a mining claim on a crumbling cliff of burnt-rose quartzite lured naturalist Jack Nisbet to the northeastern corner of Washington State in 1970, he began a search for an understanding of that open country through stories about the people who lived there and the everyday events he shared with them. Together, these vivid, engaging, and subtly humorous stories

…  See more details below

Overview

When a mining claim on a crumbling cliff of burnt-rose quartzite lured naturalist Jack Nisbet to the northeastern corner of Washington State in 1970, he began a search for an understanding of that open country through stories about the people who lived there and the everyday events he shared with them. Together, these vivid, engaging, and subtly humorous stories evoke the essence of this place.

University of Washington Press

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Purple Flat Top may sharpen our sense of wonder and respect for the wide open spaces east of here and the people who inhabit them." -Mike Dillon, City Living, February 2012
Booklist
At once wry and compassionate, these crisply written vignettes impart a spirited, substantial nourishment as they describe a particular American landscape.

City Living - Mike Dillon
Purple Flat Top may sharpen our sense of wonder and respect for the wide open spaces east of here and the people who inhabit them.

Shelf Awareness - Roni K. Devlin
Nesbit writes in a simple and clear voice, but also with a powerful gift for observation and reflection.... Purple Flat Top is worth revisiting if it has been read before or experiencing fully anew if it has not.

Midwest Book Review
With humor and poignancy, Purple Flat Top is a fine assortment, very much recommended for any literary short fiction collection.

Robert Michael Pyle
Purple Flat Top is everything a portrait of a place should be: intimately local yet completely universal, rich in the texture of people and other species, and spit-true.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295991214
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
08/19/2011
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Ivan Doig
In Jack Nisbet, an unsung corner of the West has found its troubadour.

Meet the Author

Jack Nisbet is a writer, teacher, and naturalist. He is the author of several books, including The Collector and Sources of the River, the winner of the Washington Governor's Writers Award, the Murray Morgan Prize, and the Idaho Book of the Year. He lives in Spokane, Washington.

University of Washington Press

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >