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Rick Bass

Biography

Rick Bass

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.

Rick Bass

Books by Rick Bass

by Rick Bass - Fiction, Short Stories

The pages of FOR A LITTLE WHILE reveal men and women living with passion and tenderness at the outer limits of the senses, each attempting to triumph against fate. Rick Bass provides searing insights into the complexity of family and romantic entanglements. The intricate stories collected here --- brimming with magic and wonder, filled with hard-won empathy, marbled throughout with astonishing imagery --- have the power both to devastate and to uplift.

by Rick Bass

NASHVILLE CHROME hits all the right grace notes with its vivid evocation of an era in American music, while at its heart it is a wrenching meditation on the complexities of fame and of one family who experienced them firsthand.