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The Sky, the Stars, the Wilderness
     

The Sky, the Stars, the Wilderness

by Rick Bass
 

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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

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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.

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"Hauntingly beautiful." Boston Globe

"Writing of this quality creates a stillness in the mind." Time Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395924754
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/30/1998
Pages:
204
Sales rank:
461,786
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 9.00(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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