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Nothing Gold Can Stay

The PEN/Faulkner finalist and bestselling author returns with a collection of unforgettable stories.

By Ron Rash Read by Alex Cendese , Robert Petkoff , Prentice Onayemi , Chris Baskous , Phoebe Strole and Richard Ferrone Fiction / Short Stories & Collections English, Unabridged 5h 55m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							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.

Best Fiction Books of 2013. "Violence-streaked stories that comprise another fine collection from [Ron] Rash...his oneness with the region and its people makes an indelible impression." - Kirkus Reviews

"Rash impresses with clear-eyed, sympathetic writing about flawed and troubled characters." - Publishers Weekly

"A terrible beauty, to use Yates' poetic phrase, colors many of Ron Rash's stories filled with violence, dark humor and surprise endings." - USA Today