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Burning Bright

(2010)
A collection of stories by

 
 
In Burning Bright, the stories span the years from the Civil War to the present day, and Rash's historical and modern settings are sewn together in a hauntingly beautiful patchwork of suspense and myth, populated by raw and unforgettable characters mined from the landscape of Appalachia. In "Back of Beyond," a pawnshop owner who profits from the stolen goods of local meth addicts - including his own nephew - comes to the aid of his brother and sister-in-law when they are threatened by their son. The pregnant wife of a Lincoln sympathizer alone in Confederate territory takes revenge to protect her family in "Lincolnites." And in the title story, a woman from a small town marries an outsider; when an unknown arsonist starts fires in the Smoky Mountains, her husband becomes the key suspect.

In these stories, Rash brings to light a previously unexplored territory, hidden in plain sight - first a landscape, and then the dark yet lyrical heart and the alluringly melancholy soul of his characters and their home.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"A gorgeous, brutal writer." - Richard Price


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August 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Burning Bright
Author(s): Ron Rash
ISBN: 0-85786-115-8 / 978-0-85786-115-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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March 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Burning Bright: Stories
Author(s): Ron Rash
ISBN: 0-06-180411-8 / 978-0-06-180411-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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Paperback Editions

August 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Burning Bright
Author(s): Ron Rash
ISBN: 0-85786-117-4 / 978-0-85786-117-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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August 2011 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Burning Bright
Author(s): Ron Rash
ISBN: 1-921758-50-3 / 978-1-921758-50-8 (Australia edition)
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February 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Burning Bright: Stories
Author(s): Ron Rash
ISBN: 0-06-180412-6 / 978-0-06-180412-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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August 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Burning Bright
Author(s): Ron Rash
Publisher: Canongate Books
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August 2011 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Burning Bright
Author(s): Ron Rash
Publisher: Text Publishing
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February 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Burning Bright: Stories
Author(s): Ron Rash
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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