Rare and Endangered Species

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Vintage Books, 1995 - United States - 257 pages
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The winner of two National Magazine Awards for Fiction, Richard Bausch has been hailed for the incisive wit and perception in his stories. In this new collection, he delves into the rhythms of American life, with all its complexity, humor, and passion.

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RARE AND ENDANGERED SPECIES: A Novella and Eight Short Stories

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Although Bausch (Rebel Powers, 1993, etc.) occasionally rests on his laurels here, this collection (some stories appeared previously in Harper's and other magazines) supports his reputation as a ... Read full review

Rare & endangered species: a novella & stories

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Somber in tone but masterful in execution, the eight stories and one novella in this collection document rifts and ruptures in contemporary family life. Carefully wrought ironies focus plots, and well ... Read full review

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Richard Bausch was born in Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1945. After serving in the U.S. Air Force as a survival instructor, he entered George Mason University, from which he received a B.A. in 1974. He then earned an M.F.A. degree from the University of Iowa and worked as a singer and comedian while writing fiction. He became a professor of English at George Mason University in 1980. His work includes the novels Real Presence, I Don't Care If I Never Get Back, The Last Good Time, Mr. Field's Daughter, and Violence. He has also published two collections of short stories, Spirits and Other Stories and The Fireman's Wife and Other Stories. He was shortlisted for the 2015 Bad S-x in Fiction Award. for his title Before, During, After.

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