Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nothing Gold Can Stay


PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash turns again to Appalachia to capture lives haunted by violence and tenderness, hope and fear, in unforgettable stories that span from the Civil War to the present day.

In the title story, two drug-addicted friends return to the farm where they worked as boys to steal their former boss's gruesomely unusual war trophies. In "The Trusty," which first appeared in The New Yorker, a prisoner sent to fetch water for his chain gang tries to sweet-talk a farmer's young wife into helping him escape, only to find that she is as trapped as he is. In "Something Rich and Strange," a diver is called upon to pull a drowned girl's body free from under a falls, but he finds her eerily at peace below the surface. The violence of Rash's characters and their raw settings are matched only by their resonance and stark beauty, a masterful combination that has earned Rash an avalanche of praise.

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  • 001 - Nothing Gold Can Stay
    Duration: 31s
  • 002 - The Trusty
    Duration: 35min
  • 003 - Nothing Gold Can Stay
    Duration: 22min
  • 004 - Something Rich and Strange
    Duration: 12min
  • 005 - Cherokee
    Duration: 23min
  • 006 - Where the Map Ends
    Duration: 21min
  • 007 - A Servant of History
    Duration: 21min
  • 008 - Twenty-Six Days
    Duration: 15min
  • 009 - A Sort of Miracle
    Duration: 28min
  • 010 - Those Who Are Now Dead Are Only Now Forgiven
    Duration: 24min
  • 011 - The Magic Bus
    Duration: 40min
  • 012 - The Dowry
    Duration: 34min
  • 013 - The Woman at the Pond
    Duration: 24min
  • 014 - Night Hawks
    Duration: 26min
  • 015 - Three AM and the Stars Were Out
    Duration: 21min
  • 016 - Credits
    Duration: 46s
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    Duration: 01min