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The Watch


Rick Bass


List Price: 17.95*
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These quirky, brilliant stories launched Rick Bass on his literary career.

Set in the South and West, they pursue themes of friendship, loyalty, and freedom, of escape, where valiant holdouts refuse to grow up, or to grow old.

Praise For The Watch: Stories

There is enough energy in this book to shake a house.
— Clyde Edgerton

One of the truly impressive short story writers of his generation.
— George Plimpton

Rick Bass owns a durable and authentic voice. I read The Watch with intense pleasure, wondering at the skill of a young writer who can both frighten and amaze. This is a superb debut.

— Jim Harrison

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393311358, 192pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 1994

About the Author

Rick Bass lives in the Yaak Valley of Montana and is the author of The Watch, Ninemile Wolves, and Winter, among other books. His most recent book of short stories is In the Loyal Mountains.