Rescue Missions (Paperback)

Stories

By Frederick Busch

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393330427, 320pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2007

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Hardcover (10/17/2006)

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Description

"A range of small human dramas evoked with emotional intelligence and perfect pitch."—Amanda Heller, Boston Sunday Globe


Some of the stories in this "brilliant" (Library Journal, starred review) collection feature the war in Iraq, and others feature domestic wars; in every case, a character seeks to comfort or to save someone. Physical love, familial love, the need to give comfort—and the need for comfort—are themes skillfully rendered by this "master of the genre" (Booklist, starred review), whose achievements earned the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award of Merit for lifetime achievement in short fiction.





About the Author

Frederick Busch (1941–2006) was the recipient of many honors, including an American Academy of Arts and Letters Fiction Award, a National Jewish Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award. The prolific author of sixteen novels and six collections of short stories, Busch is renowned for his writing’s emotional nuance and minimal, plainspoken style. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he lived most of his life in upstate New York, where he worked for forty years as a professor at Colgate University.