Where the Sea Used to Be

Where the Sea Used to Be


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Where the Sea Used to Be by Rick Bass

The first full-length novel by one of our finest fiction writers, Where the Sea Used to Be tells the story of a struggle between a father and his daughter for the souls of two men, Matthew and Wallis-his protégés, her lovers. Old Dudley is a Texan whose religion is oil, and in his fifty years of searching for it in Swan Valley he has destroyed a dozen geologists. Matthew is Dudley's most recent victim, but Wallis begins to uncover the dark mystery of Dudley's life. Each character, the wildlife, and the land itself are rendered with the vivid poetry that is that hallmark of Rick Bass's writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395957813
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 05/11/1999
Pages: 462
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (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.

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Where the Sea Used to Be 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I love Bass's nonfiction, this novel was GREAT!!! I am anxiously awaiting his next novel, which comes out in May of 2005!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rick Bass is one of the most versatile writers of our time. His characters are so unique and captivating that are forever burned into your memory. I have loved most of his short stories, but this novel stood out even among his other works. I will always have a copy of this book near me and will read it again and again.