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He does female characters very well.
These are wonderfully written stories that for the most part let characters speak for themselves as they puzzle over the meaning of what's happening to them.
"Winterkill" was the best story in the anthology, so I tracked down this 1987 collection of Ford short stories from which it came.
Ten variations on a handful of themes: broken families, financial insecurity, moral unease, desolation, and the West. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Nathan W
As I sit here in the snowy mountains of Montana reading this fine book, it occurs to me that Mr. Ford has Montana down pat. His insightful stories remind me a little of Camas. Read morePublished 6 months ago by charlie's dad
"Rock Springs" is a collection of achingly sad stories about people on the margins of American society. Read morePublished 9 months ago by keetmom
It is not as good as I've been told. Stories are very similar among them but some of them are really good, especially "Going to the dogs" and "Empire".Published 13 months ago by Sael Cruz Cabello
The only thing I don't like about this collection is that it's a bit less varied than Women with Men and A Multitude of Sins. He does female characters very well. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Yangsian
I felt too pulled into the darker themes running through the stories in the book. There was a sense of place that I didn't recognize. Read morePublished 17 months ago by stephanie akers
Not a huge fan of short stories, but these were well written and very interesting. Apparently his newer collection of short stories completes some of these so I will be picking... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Rich36
Ricard Ford has accumulated an exceptional array of stories set in or around Montana. What I particularly liked is the subject matter: the lives of working people and... Read morePublished 24 months ago by sgreenfield
I've been awed by Richard Ford's novels, but I have to say that these short stories are disappointment. In a word, they are flat. Read morePublished on May 28, 2012 by Avid Reader