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Nothing gold can stay : stories

Author: Ron Rash
Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Pen/Faulkner Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash turns again to Appalachia to capture lives haunted by violence and tenderness, hope and fear, in unforgettable stories that span from the Civil War to the present day. In the title story, two drug-addicted friends return to the farm where they worked as boys to steal their former boss's gruesomely unusual war trophies. In "The Trusty," which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Rash
ISBN: 9780062202710 0062202715
OCLC Number: 812965921
Description: 239 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The trusty --
Nothing gold can stay --
Something rich and strange --
Cherokee --
Where the map ends --
A servant of history --
Twenty-six days --
A sort of miracle --
Those who are dead are only now forgiven --
The magic bus --
The dowry --
The woman at the pond --
Night hawks --
Three A.M. and the stars were out.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Ron Rash.

Abstract:

Pen/Faulkner Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash turns again to Appalachia to capture lives haunted by violence and tenderness, hope and fear, in unforgettable stories that span from the Civil War to the present day. In the title story, two drug-addicted friends return to the farm where they worked as boys to steal their former boss's gruesomely unusual war trophies. In "The Trusty," which first appeared in The New Yorker, a prisoner sent to fetch water for his chain gang tries to sweet-talk a farmer's young wife into helping him escape, only to find that she is as trapped as he is. In "Something Rich and Strange," a diver is called upon to pull a drowned girl's body free from under a falls, but he finds her eerily at peace below the surface. The violence of Rash's characters and their raw setting are matched only by their resonance and stark beauty, a masterful combination that has earned Rash an avalanche of praise.
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