In these ten exquisite stories Richard Ford mines literary gold from the wind-scrubbed landscape of the American West — and from the guarded hopes and gnawing loneliness of the people who live there.
A refugee from justice drives across Wyoming with his daughter and an unhappy girlfriend in a stolen, cranberry-colored Mercedes; a boy watches his family dissolve in a night of tragicomic violence; and two men and a woman swap hard-luck stories in a frontier bar as they try to sweeten their luck.
Rock Springs is a masterpiece of taut narration, cleanly chiseled prose, and empathy so generous that it feels like a kind of grace.
Helen Manders manages the translation rights for Rock Springs
The audio rights are handled by Liz Farrell.
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