Lives of Rocks

Lives of Rocks

by Rick Bass


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A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice A Rocky Mountain News Best Book of the Year Finalist for the Story Prize

At once expertly crafted and undeniably moving, these ten stories deftly explore our immutable connection with nature. The centerpiece of the collection is the arresting title story, in which a woman alone in her mountain cabin confronts a terminal illness. In the equally remarkable “Her First Elk,” the same character recalls her most memorable and significant hunting experience. Set in locations ranging from Montana to Texas to Mississippi, the remaining stories further illuminate the consequences of our attitudes toward the environment and each other. This masterly collection lays bare the essentials of life with unparalleled passion and grace..

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618919666
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 10/01/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.57(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Pagans 1 Her First Elk 27 Yazoo 46 The Canoeist s 62 The Lives of Rocks 67 Fiber 124 The Windy Day 146 Goats 151 Penetrations 182 Titan 196

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