The Sky, the Stars, the Wilderness by Rick Bass

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GQ called the three short novels in this collection "wondrous." A woman returns to live on her family's west Texas ranch . . . a man tracks his wife through a winter wilderness . . . an ancient ocean buried in the foothills of the Appalachians becomes a battleground for a young wildcat oilman and his aging mentor. Here is Bass at his magical, passionate, and lyrical best.
 

About Rick Bass

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RICK BASS's fiction has received O. Henry Awards, numerous Pushcart Prizes, awards from the Texas Institute of Letters, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, among others. Most recently, his memoir Why I Came West was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award.
 
Published September 30, 1998 by Mariner Books. 208 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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 Two appealing short stories and an exquisite novella from Montana essayist and storyteller Bass (The Book of Yaak, 1996; In the Loyal Mountains, 1995, etc.).

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Spirit world, my butt, thinks one hard-bitten character in the first of these three splendid novellas, but it is exactly that--a spirit world--that Bass grasps in his tales of people in the Wester

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