The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind

The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind

By David Guterson

Vintage Books, Paperback, 9780679767183, 164pp.

Publication Date: April 1996


Like his novel, Snow Falling On Cedars, for which he received the PEN/Faulkner Award, Guterson's beautifully observed and emotionally piercing short stories are set largely in the Pacific Northwest. In these vast landscapes, hunting, fishing, and sports are the givens of men's lives. With prose that stings like the scent of gunpowder, this is a collection of power.

About the Author
David Guterson's "Snow Falling on Cedars" won the PEN/Faulkner Award and the American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award, among others. He is a contributing editor at "Harper's" magazine and lives on an island in Puget Sound.