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Published: Nov 19 2014
Size: 6 x 9
Ron Rash is the John Parris Chair in Appalachian Studies at Western Carolina University and the author of six novels (most recently Above the Waterfall), four other collections of short stories, and four collections of poetry. Rash is the winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, the Sherwood Anderson Prize, the James Still Award of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, the Weatherford Award for Best Novel, and the Fiction Book of the Year Award of the Southern Book Critics Circle. He is a two-time finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Prize and twice winner of the O. Henry Prize.
"Rash has given us real writing and real stories, the kinds of tales we hear and repeat, and which return to us in our sleeping and waking dreams."—Creative Loafing
"A substantial contribution to recent southern fiction."—Georgia Review
"This book of stories, shaped like a novel, is an impressive debut, both humorous and insightful. Ron Rash has the eye and ear of a very fine storyteller."—Clyde Edgerton
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