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Chemistry and other stories

Author: Ron Rash
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Rash returns to short fiction with 13 snapshots of contemporary Appalachia. There are double-wide trailers, aging cars and lost souls "resigned to bad times and trouble," but there's also, in "Honesty," a lit professor struggling to get out from under his rich, cynical wife. In the title story, a chemistry teacher prescribed Elavil and shock treatments for a "chemical imbalance" seeks emotional ballast in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Rash
ISBN: 9780312425081 0312425082
OCLC Number: 85897740
Description: 230 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Their ancient, glittering eyes --
Chemistry --
Last rite --
Blackberries in June --
Not waving but drowning --
Overtime --
Cold harbor --
Honesty --
Dangerous love --
The projectionist's wife --
Deep gap --
Pemberton's bride --
Speckled trout.
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A collection of stories in which the collision of the old and new south, of antique and modern, resonate with the depth and power of ancient myths.  Read more...

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Praise for Ron Rash: "A major Southern writer . . . "The World Made Straight" reminds us of the sort of compelling literature a brave artist can fashion from the shards of such experience."--"Los Read more...

 
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