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The Hermit's Story

(2002)
A collection of stories by

 
The Hermit's Story is Rick Bass's best and most varied fiction yet. In the title story, a man and a woman travel across an eerily frozen lake - under the ice. "The Distance" casts a skeptical eye on Thomas Jefferson through the lens of a Montana man's visit to Monticello. "Eating" begins with an owl being sucked into a canoe and ends with a man eating a town out of house and home, and "The Cave" is a stunning story of a man and woman lost in an abandoned mine. Other stories include "The Fireman," "Swans," "The Prisoners," "Presidents' Day," "Real Town," and "Two Deer." Some of these stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, but for many readers, they won't even be the best in this collection. Every story in this book is remarkable in its own way, sure to please both new readers and avid fans of Rick Bass's passionate, unmistakable voice.

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Hardback Editions

September 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hermit's Story
Author(s): Rick Bass
ISBN: 1-4177-1735-1 / 978-1-4177-1735-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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June 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Hermit's Story
Author(s): Rick Bass
ISBN: 0-618-13932-X / 978-0-618-13932-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

September 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Hermit's Story: Stories
Author(s): Rick Bass
ISBN: 0-618-38044-2 / 978-0-618-38044-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hermit's Story
Author(s): Rick Bass
ISBN: 0-413-77237-3 / 978-0-413-77237-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Hermit's Story: Stories
Author(s): Rick Bass
Publisher: Mariner Books
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