Richard Ford

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Rock Springs

book | 4 | 1987
US & Canada → Atlantic Books
UK & Comm → Bloomsbury Publishing

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.

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Helen Manders manages the translation rights for Rock Springs

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Chinese Complex
Taiwan
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Mainland China
Shanghai 99
Farsi
World
Mahi Publications
German
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Hanser Verlag
Italian
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Feltrinelli
Romanian
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Black Button Books
Spanish
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Rock Springs
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Stunning... one of the most compelling and eloquent story tellers of his generation
New York Times

Beautifully imagined and crafted stories, by turns heartrending and wickedly funny; and just plain wicked. Richard Ford is a born storyteller with an inimitable lyric voice, and Rock Springs is the very poetry of realism Joyce Carol Oates

A collection of stunning impact which marks Ford's arrival at the pinnacle of his craft
The Sunday Times

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