BURNING BRIGHT by Ron Rash
Publisher Ecco/Harper Collins, March 2010
The acclaimed Pen/Faulkner finalist and New
York Times best-selling author of Serena captures the eerie beauty, stark
violence, and rugged character of Appalachia in stories that span the Civil
War to present day.
Few writers know the heart and soul of a region, as does Ron Rash. Like
William Faulkner’s Mississippi or Ivan Doig’s Montana, Rash’s Appalachia is
a dichotomous land of beauty and brutality settled by characters as
remarkable and enduring as the mountains and hollows they call home. In
BURNING BRIGHT, Rash masterfully crafts a patchwork of luminous tales rich
in beauty, suspense, and violence that draws from the mythical, mysterious,
and rawness of the people and the landscape of Appalachia.
"Rash can create a character in a single sentence; this is the great
American short story at its best."
-- The Times (UK)