Burning Bright

Ron Rash

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Winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award

These twelve stories set in Appalachia are brought to life by characters who struggle through their lives, proud and tough, like the land itself.

A farmer wonders what is stealing his hens' eggs. A baited trap catches an unexpected thief.

A pawnshop owner trades on the stolen goods of local meth addicts, including his own nephew-who is doing more than just stealing from his parents.

A woman from a small town marries an outsider. Her love for him battles with her suspicions that he is the source of the fires ravaging the Smoky Mountains.

A young boy, the child of meth-addicted parents, sits in the remains of a crashed plane and lovingly tends to a pair of frozen corpses.

This brilliant collection of short stories by a New York Timesbestselling author and a master of the form, will burn bright in your mind long after you have finished reading.

'Burning Brightfinds a narrow sweet spot between Raymond Carver's minimalism and William Faulkner's Gothic.' Washington Post

ISBN: 9781921758508
Publication Date: 01-Aug-2011
Publisher: Text Publishing Company