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Rick Bass


Rick Bass

Rick Bass’ fiction has received O. Henry Awards, numerous Pushcart Prizes, awards from the Texas Institute of Letters, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, among others. Most recently, his memoir WHY I CAME WEST was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award.

Rick Bass

Books by Rick Bass

by Rick Bass - Anthology, Fiction, Literature, Short Stories

To read his fiction is to feel more alive-connected, incandescently, to "the brief longshot of having been chosen for the human experience," as one of his characters puts it. Bass provides searing insights into the complexity of family and romantic entanglements, and his lush and striking language draws us into the lives of these people and their vivid surroundings. The stories in FOR A LITTLE WHILE have the power both to devastate and to uplift. Together they showcase an iconic American master at his peak.

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.