The ice at the bottom of the world: stories

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Knopf, 1989 - Fiction - 144 pages
34 Reviews
In these ten stories, Mark Richard, winner of the 1990 PEN/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award, emerges as the heir apparent to Mark Twain, Flannery O'Connor, and William Faulkner. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Interesting and unique writing style. - Goodreads
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The writing is jarring on many levels. - Goodreads

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User Review  - blanderson - LibraryThing

2nd reading: a brilliant, if uneven,collection. Best stories: Strays, Her Favorite Story, On the Rope, Ice at the Bottom of the World, and The Theory of Man. The rest are okay, either just missing the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Susan Isaacs - Goodreads

So far more of Richard's amazingly poetic, brutal gorgeous work. Read full review

Contents

STRAYS
3
HER FAVORITE STORY
13
ON THE ROPE
29
Copyright

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About the author (1989)

Richard became the youngest radio announcer in the country at the age of thirteen. He attended Washington and Lee University. After his third year there he left to work on oceangoing trawlers and fishing boats. After three years on the water he returned to school and earned a degree in journalism. Since that time Mark has been employed as a radio announcer, aerial photographer, house painter, advertising copywriter, naval correspondent for a newspaper, magazine editor, bartender, private investigator, and teacher.

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