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In the Loyal Mountains: Stories Rick Bass

In the Loyal Mountains: Stories

Rick Bass

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ISBN : 9780395716878
Hardcover
168 pages
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Rick Basss 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 masterMoreRick Basss 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 uncles raucous escapades, which have taken new shape and meaning by what has happened since. Although his work is grounded in reality, Basss 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.