For a Little While (Paperback)

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Winner of the 2016 Story Prize
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
100 Recommended Books of 2016 -- San Francisco Chronicle
-A literary titan...Bass is, hands down, a master of the short form, creating in a few pages a natural world of mythic proportions.- -- New York Times Book Review

Long considered one of the most gifted practitioners of the short story, Rick Bass is unsurpassed in his ability to perceive and portray the enduring truths of the human heart. Now, at last, we have the definitive collection of stories, new and old, from the writer Newsweek has called -an American classic.-
To read his fiction is to feel more alive -- connected, incandescently, to -the brief longshot of having been chosen for the human experience, - as one of his characters puts it.These pages reveal men and women living with passion and tenderness at the outer limits of the senses, each attempting to triumph against fate. Bass provides searing insights into the complexity of family and romantic entanglements, and his lush and striking language draws us ineluctably into the lives of these engaging people and their vivid surroundings. The intricate 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 to uplift. Together they showcase an iconic American master at his peak.

About the Author


Rick Bass, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist for his memoir Why I Came West, was born and raised in Texas, worked as a petroleum geologist in Mississippi, and has lived in Montana's Yaak Valley for almost three decades. His short fiction, which has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Esquire, and The Paris Review, as well as numerous times in Best American Short Stories, has earned him multiple O. Henry Awards and Pushcart Prizes as well as NEA and Guggenheim fellowships.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316381147
ISBN-10: 0316381144
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publication Date: March 21st, 2017
Pages: 480
Language: English