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‘These stories are adventurous, wise and unexpectedly beautiful’ Lorrie Moore
‘A rich collection of stories by a major American writer’ Annie Proulx
Rick Bass is unsurpassed in his ability to perceive and portray the enduring truths of the human heart. Collected here for the first time is the definitive volume of his stories, selected from thirty years of work.
To read his fiction is to feel more alive, and to be captivated by his expression of the vastness of human experience, and the awesome beauty of the natural world. The men and women in these stories live with intensity and tenderness, struggling against their fate at the moment of recognition. Rick Bass’s sentences resonate with lush and exquisite language, and his writing can both shock and astonish.
The stories collected in For a Little While – brimming with magic and wonder, filled with hard-won empathy, marbled throughout with astonishing imagery – have the power both to devastate and uplift.