Rare & endangered species: a novella & stories

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Houghton Mifflin/Seymour Lawrence, 1994 - Fiction - 257 pages
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This landmark collection by a prize-winning storyteller delves into the shadowy works of the human heart. Whole lives are opened up within the frame of each unforgettable story. Deep hurt, impassioned love, and other themes are graced by this writer as he explores the hard mineral truth of everyday life. "Richard Bausch is a master of the short story".--Washington Post.

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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

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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 is an American novelist who believes that the only criterion for fiction is to determine whether a work of fiction creates and deepens feeling. Among his themes are family, fear, and love. Bausch believes in the power of language to transform the heart. 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. Bausch's work includes the novels Real Presence (1980), I Don't Care If I Never Get Back (1981), The Last Good Time (1984), Mr. Field's Daughter (1989), and Violence (1992). He has also published two collections of short stories, Spirits and Other Stories (1987) and The Fireman's Wife and Other Stories (1990). Bausch lives in Virginia.

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