From the National Book Award-winning author of Arctic Dreams comes a timeless, intoxicating collection of evocative stories.
A flock of great blue herons descending through a snowstorm to the streets of New York … A river in Nebraska disappearing mysteriously … A ghostly herd of buffalo that sings a song of death … A mystic who raises constellations of stones from the desert floor … All these are to be found in Winter Count, the exquisite and rapturous collection of stories by a multiaward–winning author.
These resonant and unpredictable stories reveal the author’s breathtaking skill in producing painfully beautiful scenes. Combining the real with the wondrous, the stories offer a pure vision of people alive to the immediacy and spiritual truth of nature.
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“Animals and landscapes have not had this weight, this precision, in American fiction since Hemingway's young heroes were fishing the streams of upper Michigan and Spain.”
San Francisco Chronicle
About Barry Lopez
Barry Lopez (1945-2020) was an essayist, short story writer, and award-winning author who traveled extensively in both remote and populated parts of the world. His Arctic Dreams won the National Book Award, and his Of Wolves and Men, won the John Burroughs and Christopher medals and was a finalist for the National Book Award. His work appeared in Outside, the Georgia Review, the Paris Review, and other magazines, as well as in dozens of anthologies, including Best American Essays, Best Spiritual Writing, and the “best” collections from National Geographic.
About Christian Baskous
Christian Baskous is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. His theatrical credits include numerous roles in the New York Shakespeare Festival, Circle in the Square, the Kennedy Center, and Theater for the New City, as well as other regional theaters. His film and television work includes appearances in Glory, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Law & Order, Swan’s Crossing, and Swift Justice.