The Sky, the Stars, the Wilderness (Paperback)

By Rick Bass

Mariner Books, 9780395924754, 208pp.

Publication Date: September 30, 1998

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GQ called the three short novels in this collection "wondrous." A woman returns to live on her family's west Texas ranch . . . a man tracks his wife through a winter wilderness . . . an ancient ocean buried in the foothills of the Appalachians becomes a battleground for a young wildcat oilman and his aging mentor. Here is Bass at his magical, passionate, and lyrical best.

About the Author

RICK BASS’s fiction has received O. Henry Awards, numerous Pushcart Prizes, awards from the Texas Institute of Letters, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, and his memoir, Why I Came West, was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award.

Praise For The Sky, the Stars, the Wilderness

"Hauntingly beautiful." Boston Globe

"Writing of this quality creates a stillness in the mind." Time Magazine