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The Stories of Richard Bausch (Paperback)
A 2004 PEN/Malamud Award winner, this collection celebrates the work of American artist Richard Bausch -- a writer the New York Times calls "a master of the short story." By turns tender, raw, heartbreaking, and riotously funny, the many voices of this definitive forty-two-story collection (seven of which appear here for the first time) defy expectation, attest to Bausch's remarkable range and versatility, and affirm his place alongside such acclaimed story writers as John Cheever, Flannery O'Connor, Raymond Carver, and Grace Paley.
“Perfection … many deserve inclusion among the best American stories of the past 20 years.”
“Effortlessly engaging...that closing the book feels like pushing the door shut on some clamorous party.”
“Beautiful ... a delight to read.”
Grade: ‘A’ “Read just a few of these staggeringly literate and well-observed short fictions and you’ll soon realize that it’s not only God who dwells in the details.”
“The book for which Bausch will be remembered....A fine, fat collection of 42 tales.”
“A memorable collection.”
“A master storyteller at his finest.”
“Bausch [is] a magical storyteller.”
“Bausch writes about things that matter.”
“A literary treasure.”
“Precision of thought, the philosophical framework of a true aesthetic, pervades these stories.”
“Bausch draws the reader into lives that seem real. His characters look and sound like ... ourselves.”
“Richard Bausch is, simply, one of our greatest short story writers.”
“Richard Bausch is a master of the short story.”
“No writer has a finer insight into the delicate nuances of the human heart than Richard Bausch.”