Rick Bass was brought up in Houston, Texas and, for about a
decade after leaving college, worked as a gas and oil geologist
in Jackson, Mississippi (where he started writing short stories
in his lunch breaks) before moving to the Yaak Valley in the
northern Rockies, near the Idaho-Montana-Canada border in 1987
with his wife, Elizabeth Hughes, who has illustrated some of his
more than 20 books. All three locations play a part in
this collection of ten short stories which share two predominant themes - humanity's gluttony
for nature, and teenagers finding their way into adulthood.
In the opening story, "Pagans", three teenagers play dangerous games in a polluted river near Houston; in "Goats", two young boys intent on being farmers in the suburbs of Houston, try their hand at ...
The Kopp Sisters Return!
One of the nation's first female deputy sheriffs returns in another gripping adventure based on fact.
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