Nothing Gold Can Stay: Stories

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Ron Rash has been acclaimed as 'the best American novelist I have come upon in the last twenty years' ( Scotsman), a writer with an 'exceptional quality of characterisation and storytelling' (Irvine Welsh). Set deep in the heart of the Appalachian mountains, this new collection of short stories confirms his reputation again and again. Nothing Gold Can Stay transports the reader to another place, and illuminates the world around us in unexpected ways.

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Rash can create a character in a single sentence; this is the great American short story at its best ( The Times)

Rash's prose is at once strong and supple, masculine and poetic, and lit up by a wealth of precise detail ( Sunday Times)

Nothing Gold Can Stay is excitingly versatile, covering time periods from the Civil War to the present and ranging in mood from wryly comic to brutal. The 14 stories are united by clean, tough specificity, courtly backwoods diction, and a capacity for sending shivers ( New York Times)

All these stories speak about relationships, and at their heart is often the desire for something better, something more. Rash's unforgettable, beautifully crafted, sure and strong stories tap into whan human beings want from each other, and want from the world (Lesley McDowell Independent on Sunday)

Nothing Gold Can Stay is excitingly versatile, covering periods in time from the American Civil War to the present day, and ranging in mood from wryly comic to brutal. The 14 stories are united by clean, tough specificity, courtly backwoods diction, and a capacity for sending shivers down the spine... Nothing Gold Can Stay contains more fine stories than can be done justice here (Janet Maslin The Scotsman)

With Nothing Gold Can Stay, Ron Rash cements his reputation as one of the foremost chroniclers of that mythic uber-America known as the South. . . At his best, Rash evokes an understated poignancy that is genuinely affecting. . . ( Washington Post)

Burning Bright netted Ron Rash the 2010 Frank O'Connor Short Story Award and earned him comparisons to Raymond Carver, John Steinbeck, William Trevor and Cormac McCarthy . . . If you haven't read Ron Rash yet, you have a treat in store ( Irish Times)

A collection of short stories about Appalachia that are actually more like diamonds: cold, glittering, valuable ( New York Magazine)

There's a powerful certainty that these short stories at least - the finest by a very fine writer - will stay with you for a long time to come ( Washington Independent Review of Books)

Nothing Gold Can Stay is lyrical and honest, grounded in place yet sweeping in scope ( Boston Globe)

Remarkable . . . Mr Rash certainly knows how to rivet attention ( New York Times)

Technically absolutely beautiful - incredibly well-wrought . . . Ron Rash is a real storyteller (Nadine O'Regan, judge of the Frank O'Connor Award, on BURNING BRIGHT)

Could sit comfortably on any bookshelf beside Cormac McCarthy and Charles Frazier ( The Guardian on SERENA)

These are tales that put you in another place, another kind of life ( Daily Mail on BURNING BRIGHT)

Another fine collection from Ron Rash . . . his oneness with the region and its people makes an indelible impression ( Kirkus Reviews)

All I need to write here is read this book. Read everything he has written. Scoop up all his books, secrete yourself in a quiet room, and then emerge pale, shaken and amazed ( The Puffin Review)

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

They are beautiful, moving stories. Rash's prose is so clear, so controlled that he manages to convey huge amounts about character, situation and motivations in just a few perfect words (Doug Johnstone The Big Issue)

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An extraordinary new collection from the winner of the Frank O'Connor Short Story Award.

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