From the acclaimed, New
York Times bestselling, award-winning author of Serena and The Cove come
thirty of his finest short stories, collected in one volume.
No one captures the complexities of Appalachia—a rugged,
brutal landscape of exquisite beauty—as evocatively and indelibly as author and
poet Ron Rash. Winner of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award,
two O. Henry prizes, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, Rash
brilliantly illuminates the tensions between the traditional and the modern,
the old and new South, tenderness and violence, man and nature. Though the
focus is regional, the themes of Rash’s work are universal, striking an
emotional chord that resonates deep within each of our lives.
Something Rich and
Strange showcases this revered master’s artistry and craftsmanship in thirty
stories culled from his previously published collections Nothing Gold Can Stay, Burning
Bright, Chemistry, and The Night New Jesus Fell to Earth. Each
work of short fiction demonstrates Rash’s dazzling ability to evoke the heart
and soul of this land and its people—men and women inexorably tethered to the
geography that defines and shapes them. Filled with suspense and myth, hope and
heartbreak, told in language that flows like “shimmering, liquid poetry” (Atlanta Journal Constitution), Something Rich and Strange is an iconic
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