The Hermit's Story

The Hermit's Story

Book - 2002
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The Hermit’s Story is Rick Bass's best and most varied fiction yet. In the title story, a man and a woman travel across an eerily frozen lakeunder the ice. The Distance” casts a skeptical eye on Thomas Jefferson through the lens of a Montana man’s visit to Monticello. Eating” begins with an owl being sucked into a canoe and ends with a man eating a town out of house and home, and The Cave” is a stunning story of a man and woman lost in an abandoned mine. Other stories include The Fireman,” Swans,” The Prisoners,” Presidents’ Day,” Real Town,” and Two Deer.” Some of these stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, but for many readers, they won’t even be the best in this collection. Every story in this book is remarkable in its own way, sure to please both new readers and avid fans of Rick Bass’s passionate, unmistakable voice.

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Encompassing both previously published pieces and original fiction, this richly varied anthology of short stories by the author of Colter and Where the Sea Used to Be features the title story, about a man and woman who travel across a frozen lake under the ice, as well as "The Distance," Eating," "The Cave," and "Real Town," among others. 15,000 first printing.

& Taylor

This anthology of short stories features the title story about a man and woman who travel across a frozen lake under the ice, as well as "The Distance," "Eating," "The Cave," and "Real Town."

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2002
ISBN: 9780618139323
Branch Call Number: FICTION BASS...R
Characteristics: 179 pages ; 22 cm


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