Lee Langley

Big skies and frozen wastes

Rick Bass’s haunting tales of the Montana wilderness glitter like ice sculptures — dazzling and unforgettable

We know our way around Raymond Carver’s blue-collar cityscapes and Updike’s urban angst and despair. Rick Bass opens a window onto a wilder America — the far reaches of Montana, Alabama, Texas, Missouri… But to say his stories are about rural life would be like saying Moby-Dick is about whaling.

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