Where The Sea Used To Be (Paperback)

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The first full-length novel by one of our finest fiction writers, Where the Sea Used to Be tells the story of a struggle between a father and his daughter for the souls of two men, Matthew and Wallis-his protégés, her lovers. Old Dudley is a Texan whose religion is oil, and in his fifty years of searching for it in Swan Valley he has destroyed a dozen geologists. Matthew is Dudley's most recent victim, but Wallis begins to uncover the dark mystery of Dudley's life. Each character, the wildlife, and the land itself are rendered with the vivid poetry that is that hallmark of Rick Bass's writing.

About the Author

RICK BASS’s fiction has received O. Henry Awards, numerous Pushcart Prizes, awards from the Texas Institute of Letters, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, and his memoir, Why I Came West, was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award.

Praise For…

"Bass's fiction takes us to the border of civilization, where we glimpse an untamed world of myth and mystery. A+." Entertainment Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780395957813
ISBN-10: 0395957818
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: May 11th, 1999
Pages: 464
Language: English