Rescue Missions by Frederick Busch
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Rescue Missions
By Frederick Busch

Rescue Missions


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Rescue Missions by Frederick Busch

Book Description

Some of the stories in this "brilliant" (Library Journal, starred review) collection feature the war in Iraq, and others feature domestic wars; 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 this "master of the genre" (Booklist, starred review), whose achievements earned the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award of Merit for lifetime achievement in short fiction.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393330427
ISBN-10: 0393330427
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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North by Frederick Busch North, Paperback / softback (May 2005)

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Memory of War by Frederick Busch Memory of War, Paperback / softback (February 2003)

"A multilayered love story that affirms Frederick Busch's reputation as a writer of "sublimely dark work of almost unbearable beauty" (Wall Street Journal).

Western Coast by Frederick Busch Western Coast, Paperback (September 2001)

America and the catastrophic world of twentieth-century war, mass murder, and horror are the backdrop of this story of Annie Gianfala, a young woman who finds herself cast adrift in Hollywood with World War II looming.

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Author Biography - Frederick Busch

Frederick Busch (1941-2006) was the recipient of many honors, including an American Academy of Arts and Letters Fiction Award, a National Jewish Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award. The prolific author of sixteen novels and six collections of short stories, Busch is renowned for his writing's emotional nuance and minimal, plainspoken style. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he lived most of his life in upstate New York, where he worked for forty years as a professor at Colgate University.

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