Rescue Missions: Book summary and reviews of Rescue Missions by Frederick Busch

Rescue Missions

by Frederick Busch

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Rescue Missions by Frederick Busch
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  • Published Oct 2006
    304 pages
    Genre: Short Stories

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The war in Iraq is present in some of these stories, and so are the domestic wars; and, in every case, a character seeks to comfort or to save someone ... Physical love, familial love, the need to give comfort—and the need for comfort—are themes skillfully rendered by a master of the short story.

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"A prolific writer often taken for granted, Busch's farewell offering is a collection to be treasured." - Booklist, starred review.

"Some rescues are successful; others appear to fail; in many cases the rescuers are in the process of saving themselves. Together they offer an incisive examination of the idea of beneficence." - PW starred review.

"These stories reaffirm Busch's familiar vision of good deeds counting for little in a dangerous world." - Kirkus.

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Frederick Busch

Frederick Busch died of a heart attack on February 23, 2006 at the age of 64.

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