Chemistry and Other Stories

Ron Rash

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From the pre-eminent chronicler of this forgotten territory, stories that range over one hundred years in the troubled, violent emergence of the New South.
 
In Ron Rash's stories, spanning the entire twentieth century in Appalachia, rural communities struggle with the arrival of a new era.
 
Three old men stalk the shadow of a giant fish no one else believes is there. A man takes up scuba diving in the town reservoir to fight off a killing depression. A grieving mother leads a surveyor into the woods to name once and for all the county where her son was murdered by thieves.
 
In the Appalachia of Ron Rash's stories, the collision of the old and new south, of antique and modern, resonate with the depth and power of ancient myths.

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CHEMISTRY AND OTHER STORIES
Their Ancient, Glittering EyesBecause they were boys, no one believed them, including the old men who gathered each morning at the Riverside Gas and Grocery. These retirees huddled by the potbellied stove in rain and cold, on clear days sunning out front like reptiles. The store's middle-aged owner, Cedric Henson, endured the trio's presence with a resigned equanimity. When he'd bought the store five years earlier, Cedric assumed they were part of the purchase price, in that way no different from the leaky roof and the submerged basement whenever the Tuckaseegee overspilled

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Praise for Ron Rash:
 
"A major Southern writer . . . The World Made Straight reminds us of the sort of compelling literature a brave artist can fashion from the shards of such experience."--Los Angeles Times
 
"Captivating . . . His clear, concise prose and regional voice add an authentic veneer to this rich tableau of Southern life."--Entertainment Weekly on Saints at the River
 
"Ron Rash writes like a prince."--Pat Conroy

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Ron Rash

Ron Rash is the author of the novels One Foot in Eden, Saints at the River, and The World Made Straight as well as three collections of poetry and two of short stories. He teaches at Western Carolina State University.

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Chemistry and Other Stories
Ron Rash

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Picador
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466828063
ISBN10: 1466828064
240 pages
$9.99

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Trade Paperback
Picador
April 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312425081
ISBN10: 0312425082
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 240 pages
$15.00
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