Rock Springsby Richard Ford
In these ten exquisite stories, Richard Ford mines literary gold from the wind-scrubbed landscape of the American West - and from the guarded hopes and gnawing loneliness of the people who live there. A refugee from justice driving across Wyoming with his daughter, an unhappy girlfriend, and a stolen, cranberry-colored Mercedes; a boy watching his family dissolve in a night of tragicomic violence; two men and a woman swapping hard-luck stories in a frontier bar as they try to sweeten their luck. Rock Springs is a masterpiece of taut narration, cleanly chiseled prose, and empathy so generous that it feels like a kind of grace.
Meet the Author
The author of five novels and two collections of stories, Richard Ford was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Independence Day, the first book to win both prizes. In 2001 he received the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in short fiction.
- Date of Birth:
- February 16, 1944
- Place of Birth:
- Jackson, Mississippi
- B.A., Michigan State University, 1966; M.F.A., University of California, Irvine, 1970
and post it to your social network
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews >
i was enjoying rock springs so much, i started looking for a new book by richard ford and saw the dismal review by connie-j and had to put in my own two sense to counterbalance: this is a wonderful book. if you like raymond carver, tobias wolf, andre dubus, etc you won't be disappointed.
I hate to give up on a book, but couldn't force myself to finish this one.