Ron Hansen Nebraska: Stories

ISBN 13: 9780871132529

Nebraska: Stories

3.88 avg rating
( 212 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780871132529: Nebraska: Stories
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

A collection of stories that chronicles a wide-ranging series of events and a richly varied group of characters as they attempt to make sense of their lives

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly:

In 11 precisely rendered stories, Hansen ( Desperadoes ) makes evident his breathtaking virtuosity. In "Wickedness," the blizzard of '88 can be seen as a central character whose presence changes the lives of myriad individuals, each of whom comes into focus for a moment; reading the story is like looking at a series of daguerreotypes. "The Sun So Hot I Froze to Death" is a highly original narrative in the voice of a vacationing executive who cannot finish writing a bizarre science-fiction story called "The Prisoner of Planet Dumb." In the title tale, Hansen evokes life in a small town in a series of exquisite, almost cinematic prose portraits of people, places and things. These short narratives are utterly clean and smooth; they click together like a collection of river-washed stones that are each remarkably different yet polished by the same hand. Classic though they may feel, these stories are neither dated nor phonily nostalgic. With its wit, originality and astonishing grace, Hansen's work belongs in the best tradition of truly American literature.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780871133496: Nebraska: Stories

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0871133490 ISBN 13:  9780871133496
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1994
Softcover

9780099775805: Nebraska: Stories

Vintage, 1993
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ron Hansen
Published by Atlantic Monthly Pr (1988)
ISBN 10: 0871132524 ISBN 13: 9780871132529
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1988. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0871132524

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Ron Hansen
ISBN 10: 0871132524 ISBN 13: 9780871132529
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-0871132524

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 104.17
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds