Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nothing Gold Can Stay : Stories

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From Ron Rash, PEN / Faulkner Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Serena, comes a new collection of unforgettable stories set in Appalachia that focuses on the lives of those haunted by violence and tenderness, hope and fear--spanning the Civil War to the present day.

The darkness of Ron Rash's work contrasts with its unexpected sensitivity and stark beauty in a manner that could only be accomplished by this master of the short story form.

Nothing Gold Can Stay includes 14 stories, including Rash's "The Trusty," which first appeared in The New Yorker.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 239 pages
  • 132 x 202 x 28mm | 200g
  • Ecco Press
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062202723
  • 9780062202727
  • 1,065,762

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Each of the stories in this collection comes to life under the power of Rash s muscular way with words...The author creates a slice of life so authentic you can hear the rushing water and see the falling tears. --St. Louis Post-Dispatch"
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New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash returns again to Appalachia to capture lives haunted by violence and tenderness, hope and fear, in a collection of unforgettable stories that span the Civil War to the present day. The violence of Rash's characters and their raw settings are matched only by their resonance and stark beauty, a masterful combination that has earned Rash an avalanche of praise.
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