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StatusChecked Out
LocationMarshall District
TitleIn the valley : stories and a novella based on Serena / Ron Rash.
AuthorRash, Ron, 1953- author.
CollectionAdult New Arrivals
Reserve Item


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FIC RAS Due on 11/1/2020  

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780385544306
International Standard Book Number 9780385544290
International Standard Book Number 9780525564225
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 813/.54
Personal Name Rash, Ron, 1953- author.
Title Statement In the valley : stories and a novella based on Serena / Ron Rash.
Edition Statement First edition.
Imprint New York : Doubleday, 2020.
Physical Description pages cm
Formatted Contents Note Neighbors --
Formatted Contents Note When all the stars fall --
Formatted Contents Note Sad man in the sky --
Formatted Contents Note L'homme blesseĢ --
Formatted Contents Note The baptism --
Formatted Contents Note Flight --
Formatted Contents Note Last bridge burned --
Formatted Contents Note Ransom --
Formatted Contents Note The belt --
Formatted Contents Note In the valley --
Summary, Etc. "From bestselling and award-winning writer Ron Rash ("One of the great American authors at work today."--The New York Times) comes a collection of ten searing stories and the return of the villainess who propelled Serena to national acclaim, in a long-awaited novella. Ron Rash has long been a revered presence in the landscape of American letters. A virtuosic novelist, poet, and story writer, he evokes the beauty and brutality of the land, the relentless tension between past and present, and the unquenchable human desire to be a little bit better than circumstances would seem to allow (to paraphrase Faulkner). In these ten stories, Rash spins a haunting allegory of the times we live in--rampant capitalism, the severing of ties to the natural world in the relentless hunt for profit, the destruction of body and soul with pills meant to mute our pain--and yet within this world he illuminates acts of extraordinary decency and heroism. Two of the stories have already been singled out for accolades: "Baptism" was chosen by Roxane Gay for inclusion in The Best American Short Stories 2018, and "Neighbors" was selected by Jonathan Lethem for The Best American Mystery Stories 2019. And in revisiting Serena Pemberton, Rash updates his bestselling parable of greed run amok as his deliciously vindictive heroine returns to the North Carolina wilderness she left scarred and desecrated to make one final effort to kill the child that threatens all she has accomplished. "A gorgeous, brutal writer" (Richard Price) working at the height of his powers, Ron Rash has created another mesmerizing look at the imperfect world around us"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Short stories, American
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Corruption Fiction
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Avarice Fiction
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Capitalism Fiction
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Environmentalism Fiction
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term North Carolina Fiction
Index Term-Genre/Form Short stories
Index Term-Genre/Form Novellas