The stories in this celebrated collection are about ordinary women, men and children. Unemployed, on the way back to prison, marriages in tatters, they confront their fates with hard-won optimism, humour and flashes of insight.
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In these ten stories, Ford mines literary gold from the wind-scrubbed landscape of the American West--and from the guarded hopes and gnawing loneliness of the people who live there. Rock Springs is a masterpiece of taut narration, cleanly chiseled prose, and empathy so generous that it feels like a kind of grace.
"Beautifully imagined and crafted stories, by turns heartrending and wickedly funny; and just plain wicked. Richard Ford is a born storyteller with an inimitable lyric voice, and Rock Springs is the very poetry of realism."--Joyce Carol Oates
Richard Ford was born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1944. He has published five novels and two previous collections of stories. His novel, Independence Day was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and, two weeks later, the PEN/Faulkner award for Fiction, the first time the same book has won both prizes.
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Book Description Vintage, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099448971
Book Description Vintage, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099448971