The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind

The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind

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by David Guterson
     
 

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Like his novel, Snow Falling On Cedars, for which he received the PEN/Faulkner Award, Guterson's beautifully observed and emotionally piercing short stories are set largely in the Pacific Northwest. In these vast landscapes, hunting, fishing, and sports are the givens of men's lives. With prose that stings like the scent of gunpowder, this is a collection of power.

Overview

Like his novel, Snow Falling On Cedars, for which he received the PEN/Faulkner Award, Guterson's beautifully observed and emotionally piercing short stories are set largely in the Pacific Northwest. In these vast landscapes, hunting, fishing, and sports are the givens of men's lives. With prose that stings like the scent of gunpowder, this is a collection of power.

Editorial Reviews

Lois Nesbitt
These short stories, set in the America of baseball lots, suburban homes, vans and campsites, evoke the mores and dilemmas of middle-class life with a familiarity tinged with nostalgia and tempered with irony....Mr. Guterson's voice, often submerged under the influence of Hemingway and Faulkner, emerges erratically. Many of the stories in ''The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind'' concern growing up and are structured around pivotal moments in their protagonists' boyhood or youth. -- New York Times
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Reprint of Guterson's 1989 debut, a collection of short stories set mostly in the Pacific Northwest. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679767183
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,186,730
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

David Guterson is the author of a collection of short stories, The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind; Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense; Snow Falling on Cedars, which won the 1995 PEN/Faulkner Award, the Pacific Northwest Bookseller Association Award, and was an international bestseller; and the national bestseller East of the Mountains.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Bainbridge Island in Puget Sound
Date of Birth:
May 4, 1956
Place of Birth:
Seattle, Washington
Education:
M.A., University of Washington

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The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great collection as only Guterson could describe
Anonymous More than 1 year ago