Chemistry and Other Stories
Chemistry and Other Stories, A Picador Paperback Original
From the pre-eminent chronicler of this forgotten territory, stories that range over one hundred years in the troubled, violent emergence of the New South.
In Ron Rash's stories, spanning the entire twentieth century in Appalachia, rural communities struggle with the arrival of a new era.
Three old men stalk the shadow of a giant fish no one else believes is there. A man takes up scuba diving in the town reservoir to fight off a killing depression. A grieving mother leads a surveyor into the woods to name once and for all the county where her son was murdered by thieves.
In the Appalachia of Ron Rash's stories, the collision of the old and new south, of antique and modern, resonate with the depth and power of ancient myths.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bookczuk - LibraryThing
I'm not a short story fan, but really like the writing of Ron Rash. Some of these were thought provoking, some ok. At least one has been spun out into a full length novel (now a movie.) Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Alexander19 - LibraryThing
Every story in this collection is set in rural Appalachia, focusing on the people and ways of living in the area. I loved each and every story, especially "Blackberries in June" These stories are ... Read full review
THEIR ANCIENT GLITTERING EYES
BLACKBERRIES IN JUNE
NOT WAVING BUT DROWNING
THE PROJECTIONISTS WIFE