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The Country Ahead of Us, The Country Behind

Written by David Guterson

The Country Ahead of Us, The Country Behind .

Category: Fiction - Short Stories (single author)
Imprint: Vintage
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: April 1996
Price: $13.00
Can. Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76718-3 (0-679-76718-5)
Pages: 176
Also available as an eBook.



 
Like his novel, Snow Falling On Cedars, for which he received the PENFaulkner 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. But although Guterson's characters go into the wilderness in search of mallards or silver trout, they discover other things instead: the decay of their youthful ardor; the motiveless cruelty of strangers; their own capacity for deception and grief.

"Brilliant.... Manages to address moral questions and much more with a supple grace that easily outshines the flashy emptiness of much short fiction."--Seattle Times



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
David Guterson is also the author of Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense and Snow Falling on Cedars, which won the 1995 PEN/Faulkner Award, the 1995 ABBY Award, and the Pacific Northwest Bookseller Association Award, among others. A contributing editor to Harper's magazine, Mr. Guterson lives on an island in Puget Sound with his wife and children.





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