The Farther Shore

The Farther Shore

by Rob Davidson

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The Farther Shore by Rob Davidson

The eight stories and prize-winning novella of The Farther Shore are vibrantly alive on the page."The surface glitters and seduces, while the author takes you by the hand to a thorny psychological realm where simple answers you've held dear may have to be relinquished." -- Patricia Henley"[Davidson's characters] become, for all their occasional quirkiness, as real as the folks next door." -- Steve Yarbrough"Rob Davidson writes with humor and compassion about the things that matter most: the inevitable missteps of the heart, and our endless quest to set things right again." -- Clint McCown

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985058401
Publisher: Bear Star Press
Publication date: 03/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Rob Davidson was born in 1967 in Duluth, Minnesota, and was educated at Beloit College and Purdue University. From 1990-92, he served with the U. S. Peace Corps in the Eastern Caribbean, where he taught high school English language and literature. He is the author of Field Observations: Stories (University of Missouri Press, 2001) and The Master and the Dean: The Literary Criticism of Henry James and William Dean Howells (University of Missouri Press, 2005). His awards and honors include winning the 2009 Camber Press Fiction Award, judged by Ron Carlson; a 1997 AWP Intro Journals Project Award; a Pushcart Prize nomination; and having twice been selected Artist-in-Residence at the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony in Woodstock, New York. Davidson's fiction, essays and interviews have appeared in ZYZZYVA, Hayden's Ferry Review, Indiana Review, The Normal School, New Delta Review, and elsewhere. Davidson teaches creative writing and American literature at California State University, Chico.

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“Davidson is a wonderful writer, a real find. There are a lot of writers out there who can put a story together and make the surfaces of their work gleam. What is special about Davidson’s stories is something else altogether. He has the ability to make you care deeply about his characters. They become, for all their occasional quirkiness, as real as the folks next door.” –Steve Yarbrough, author of Safe from the Neighbors “The superlative story ‘Criminals’ is layered and old-fashioned, if there is such a thing. It immediately distinguishes itself by being patient and operating by way of the reluctant voice. [Davidson] is tolerant of the real ambiguities we muddle through to be human. ‘Criminals’ is a good big story and I recommend its nuanced pleasures to your healthy attention spans.” —Ron Carlson, author of The Signal “A good short story collection ought to teach us about those sometimes tangly moments that comprise the fabric of the everyday, and it ought to make us curious about the lives of the characters beyond the stories. Like a back-fence gossip, I find myself imagining what went before, and what comes after, for the deftly-drawn characters in The Farther Shore. And Davidson transports us utterly to the places where the stories are set. The last story—”Criminals” — wondrously displays his knowledge of the island of Carriacou, even as it disturbs. In this collection, the surface glitters and seduces, while the author takes you by the hand to a thorny, subterranean psychological realm where simple answers you’ve held dear may have to be relinquished. I could not put it down.” —Patricia Henley, author of Other Heartbreaks “Rob Davidson writes with humor and compassion about the things that matter most: the inevitable missteps of the heart, and our endless quest to set things right again.” —Clint McCown, author of War Memorials