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Casualties Paperback – August, 2000

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 151 pages
  • Publisher: Bench Pr; 1st edition (August 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0930769147
  • ISBN-13: 978-0930769147
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,679,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Ron Rash is the author of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Finalist and New York Times bestselling novel, Serena, in addition to three other prizewinning novels, One Foot in Eden, Saints at the River, and The World Made Straight; three collections of poems; and four collections of stories, among them Burning Bright, which won the 2010 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, and Chrmistry and Other Stories, which was a finalist for the 2007 PEN/Faulkner Award. Twice the recipient of the O.Henry Prize, he teaches at Western Carolina University.

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Somebody needs to get the word out about this book. Rash, who is also a fine poet, now establishes himself as one of the best new southern fiction writers. Rising to the top in this crowded field is not such an easy task, but this collection of heartfelt, challenging and sometimes disturbing stories should be the drawstring that brings his star up from the well.
Imaginative and yet often grimly realistic, stories like "Dangerous Love" where a young woman falls in love with a carnival knife thrower and "Overtime" where David Thompson makes a tragic appearance as "Cedric" are sure to move the reader.
The fact that Rash has in his life straddled the line between his blue collar roots and his academic destiny is clear in this work. While some of the writing might remind one of Larry Brown, the physical violence of Brown's work is substituted for here by a more subtle violence of the heart. I highly recommend this collection and look forward to whatever might be next.
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