The Country Ahead of Us, The Country Behind by David Guterson
(Vintage Contemporaries)

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Like his novel, Snow Falling On Cedars, for which he received the PEN/Faulkner Award, Guterson's beautifully observed and emotionally piercing short stories are set largely in the Pacific Northwest. In these vast landscapes, hunting, fishing, and sports are the givens of men's lives. With prose that stings like the scent of gunpowder, this is a collection of power.


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About David Guterson

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David Guterson is the author of a collection of short stories, The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind; Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense; Snow Falling on Cedars, which won the 1995 PEN/Faulkner Award, the Pacific Northwest Bookseller Association Award, and was an international bestseller; and the national bestseller East of the Mountains.
 
Published April 13, 2011 by Vintage. 164 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A first collection of 11 stories—stark, moody portraits of men or boys faced with loss—that are tautly written, austere, occasionally lyrical, and mark Guterson as a writer to watch.

Jul 05 1989 | Read Full Review of The Country Ahead of Us, The ...

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Reprint of Guterson's 1989 debut, a collection of short stories set mostly in the Pacific Northwest. (Jan.)

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