The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind
A piercing collection of short stories set in the Pacific Northwest from the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning writer of Snow Falling on Cedars
Guterson's beautifully observed and emotionally sharp short stories are set largely in the Pacific Northwest, an area he knew very well. In these vast landscapes, hunting, fishing, and sports are the givens of men's lives, but so too are regrets, wrong turns, lost opportunities, and quiet reflections. They remember their mistakes, their lies and their first loves with intense and lingering recollections.
With prose that stings like the scent of gunpowder, this is a collection of great power.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BookConcierge - LibraryThing
This collection of short stories explores relationships – man and wife, boy and girl, father and son, brothers or friends. I really liked a couple of the stories. Opening Day looks at three ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nancynova - LibraryThing
from the convention; a collection of short stories. With the exception of the first one, which I strongly disliked, the rest are stories of men - hunting, sports, interesting and at time thought ... Read full review
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