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IN THE LOYAL MOUNTAINS

Bass, Rick.

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ISBN 10: 039571687X / ISBN 13: 9780395716878
Published by Houghton Mifflin., Boston:, 1995
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. Signed by Bass. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 19342

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Title: IN THE LOYAL MOUNTAINS

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin., Boston:

Publication Date: 1995

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st edition

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Rick Bass's recent trio of novellas, Platte River, was hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as "a major step in [his] climb to the top echelon of American fiction writers." Now, with this dazzling new collection, Bass establishes himself as a master of the short story. These tales embrace vibrant images of human life and exuberant explorations of the natural world. In the title story, a man remembers his youth in the Texas hill country when he participated in his uncle's raucous escapades, which have taken new shape and meaning by what has happened since. Although his work is grounded in reality, Bass's stories acquire fantastic proportions: enormous pigs charge through the streets and root beneath houses; a narrator meets a woman who runs up and down mountains; two wild boys converge deep in the woods to joust. Each of these ten stories is a mythical narrative celebrating the tentative, moving relationship between people and their environment.

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Long awaited and highly anticipated by the fans of his previous short-story collection The Watch, Rick Bass returns to the genre with the gifted hand of a master. With a unique, longing voice and a lyrical pen, Bass's tales simultaneously embrace vibrant images of ordinary human life and exuberant images of the natural world. His vision of man's relationship to his environment is uncompromising, edging towards anger and settling into a profound understanding. This collection will stand among the best of the year.

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