Rock Springs by Richard Ford [FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING] 1988 • Vintage Contemporaries

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Rock Springs by Richard Ford 


Vintage trade paperback in excellent condition.   Light wear to cover.  Reads like new with a hint of tanning to pages. 

In these ten exquisite stories, first published by Atlantic Monthly Press in 1987, Richard Ford mines literary gold from the wind-scrubbed landscape of the American West—and from the guarded hopes and gnawing loneliness of the people who live there...

A refugee from justice driving across Wyoming with his daughter and an unhappy girlfriend in a stolen, cranberry-colored Mercedes; a boy watching his family dissolve in a night of tragicomic violence; and two men and a woman swapping hard-luck stories in a frontier bar as they try to sweeten their luck. Rock Springs is a masterpiece of taut narration, cleanly chiseled prose, and empathy so generous that it feels like a kind of grace.