Something Rich and Strange

Something Rich and Strange


From the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of Serena and The Cove, thirty-four of his finest short stories, collected in one volume

No one captures the complexities of Appalchia—a rugged, brutal landscape of exquisite beauty—as evocatively and indelibly as author and poet Ron Rash. Winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, two O. Henry prizes, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, Rash brilliantly illuminates the tensions between the traditional and the modern, the old and the new south, tenderness and violence, man and nature. Though his focus is regional, the themes of Rash's work are universal, striking an emotional chord that resonates deep within each of our lives.

Something Rich and Strange showcases this acclaimed master's artistry and craftsmanship in thirty-two stories culled from previously published collections and two available for the first time in book form: "Outlaws" and "Shiloh." Each work of short fiction demonstrates Rash's dazzling ability to evoke the heart and soul of this land and its people—men and women inexorably tethered to the geography that defines and shapes them. Filled with suspense and myth, hope and heartbreak, and told in language that flows like "shimmering, liquid poetry" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution), Something Rich and Strange is an iconic work from an American literary virtuoso.

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  • 001 Something Rich and Strange
    Duration: 44s
  • 002 Hard Times
    Duration: 24min
  • 003 Three AM and the Stars Were Out
    Duration: 20min
  • 004 The Ascent
    Duration: 23min
  • 005 Night Hawks
    Duration: 25min
  • 006 The Trusty
    Duration: 38min
  • 007 Back of Beyond
    Duration: 37min
  • 008 Lincolnites
    Duration: 20min
  • 009 Into The Gorge
    Duration: 30min
  • 010 Return
    Duration: 12min
  • 011 Waiting for the End of the World
    Duration: 15min
  • 012 Burning Bright
    Duration: 27min
  • 013 The Woman Who Believed in Jaguars
    Duration: 25min
  • 014 Where the Map Ends
    Duration: 24min
  • 015 Those Who Are Dead Are Only Now Forgiven
    Duration: 26min
  • 016 Their Ancient, Glittering Eyes
    Duration: 40min
  • 017 Falling Star
    Duration: 16min
  • 018 The Magic Bus
    Duration: 39min
  • 019 Something Rich and Strange
    Duration: 12min
  • 020 The Dowry
    Duration: 33min
  • 021 A Sort of Miracle
    Duration: 33min
  • 022 The Corpse Bird
    Duration: 24min
  • 023 Dead Confederates
    Duration: 52min
  • 024 The Woman at the Pond
    Duration: 27min
  • 025 A Servant of History
    Duration: 21min
  • 026 Twenty-Six Days
    Duration: 15min
  • 027 Last Rite
    Duration: 20min
  • 028 Blackberries in June
    Duration: 34min
  • 029 Chemistry
    Duration: 32min
  • 030 The Night the New Jesus Fell to Earth
    Duration: 28min
  • 031 The Harvest
    Duration: 07min
  • 032 Badeye
    Duration: 39min
  • 033 Love and Pain in the New South
    Duration: 11min
  • 034 Shiloh
    Duration: 25min
  • 035 Outlaws
    Duration: 29min
  • 036 Credits
    Duration: 01min
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