Country ahead of Us

Country ahead of Us

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The vast wilderness landscapes of the Pacific Northwest become the backdrop for eye-opening discoveries about cruelty, aging, apathy, and the human capacity for grief and deception, in a collection of short stories.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 132.08 x 198.12 x 5.08mm | 181.44g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0679767185
  • 9780679767183
  • 948,233

About David Guterson

David Guterson is the author of a collection of short stories, The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind; Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense; Snow Falling on Cedars, which won the 1995 PEN/Faulkner Award, the Pacific Northwest Bookseller Association Award, and was an international bestseller; and the national bestseller East of the Mountains.
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Like his PEN/Faulkner Award-winning national bestseller, Snow Falling on Cedars, David Guterson's beautifully observed and emotionally piercing short stories are set largely in the Pacific Northwest. In those vast landscapes, hunting, fishing, and sports are the givens of men's lives. But although Guterson's characters go into the wilderness in search of mallards or silver trout, they discover other things instead: the decay of their youthful ardor; the motiveless cruelty of strangers; their own capacity for deception and grief.
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599 ratings
3.34 out of 5 stars
5 12% (71)
4 30% (178)
3 43% (256)
2 12% (74)
1 3% (20)
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