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Burning Bright : Stories

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"A gorgeous, brutal writer."
--Richard Price, New York Times bestselling author of Lush Life and Clockers



In Burning Bright, Pen/Faulkner finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Serena, Ron Rash, captures the eerie beauty and stark violence of Appalachia through the lives of unforgettable characters. With this masterful collection of stories that span the Civil War to the present day, Rash, a supremely talented writer who "recalls both John Steinbeck and Cormac McCarthy" (The New Yorker), solidifies his reputation as a major contemporary American literary artist.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 205 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 17.78mm | 136.08g
  • Ecco Press
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0061804126
  • 9780061804120
  • 149,029

Review quote

Ron Rash is a writer of quiet and stunning beauty... The stories in BURNING BRIGHT are beautiful. Each story is luminescent, deeply communicative of Appalachia and perfectly framed with sentences both lyrical and grounded. --Huffington Post"
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Back cover copy

Winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, Burning Bright captures the complexities of Appalachia--a rugged, brutal landscape of exceptional beauty, promise, and suffering that serves as New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash's muse. Spanning from the Civil War to the present day, Rash's historical and modern settings are sewn together in a haunting patchwork of suspense and myth, populated by raw and unforgettable characters mined from the landscape.
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Rating details

2,335 ratings
4.07 out of 5 stars
5 35% (822)
4 43% (1,009)
3 17% (391)
2 4% (86)
1 1% (27)
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