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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By the author of "Snow Falling On Cedars", this collection of short stories are mainly narrated by older men, recounting the wrong turns and lost opportunities that have occurred in their lives. They remember their mistakes, their lies and their first loves with intense and lingering recollections.See more details below

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By the author of "Snow Falling On Cedars", this collection of short stories are mainly narrated by older men, recounting the wrong turns and lost opportunities that have occurred in their lives. They remember their mistakes, their lies and their first loves with intense and lingering recollections.

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:
9781408842034
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
02/18/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
802,875
File size:
2 MB

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