To quote the Los Angeles Times: "Impelled by a profound love of the land, the ten stories in In the Loyal Mountains are a reminder that American literature draws its unique strength from a powerful sense of place." In this luminous collection, Rick Bass firmly establishes himself as a master of the short story, with tales that embrace vibrant images of ordinary human life and exuberant descriptions of the natural world.
"Bass's fiction takes us to the borders of civiliation, here we glimpse an untamed worlds of myth and mystery." "Moving and self-assured . . . something like the heft of a wonderfully layered novel." Publishers Weekly, Starred "Bass's fiction takes us to the borders of civiliation, here we glimpse an untamed worlds of myth and mystery." Entertainment Weekly
The history of Rodney -- Swamp boy -- Fires -- The valley -- Antlers -- Wejumpka -- The legend of Pig-eye -- The wait -- Days of heaven -- In the Loyal Mountains.