The ice at the bottom of the world: stories

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Knopf, 1989 - Fiction - 144 pages
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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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User Review  - reganrule - LibraryThing

Mark Richard's voice in this gut-punch collection of stories recalls Breece D'J Pancake's Appalachian darkness (but not its pacing), and McCarthy's inebriated river-sloshed wordplay in Suttree. Of the ... Read full review

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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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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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