Zigzagging Down a Wild Trail
By (author) Bobbie Ann Mason
Zigzagging Down a Wild Trail by Bobbie Ann Mason
Book DescriptionIn this remarkable book, the author of Shiloh and Other Stories, In Country, and other award-winning books gives us powerful new stories that capture the restless energy of life in contemporary America. The characters here are travelers and seekers, feeling their way toward, or away from the defining moments of their lives. They roam out into the world to England, Alaska, Texas, Saudi Arabia, or ricochet back home to Kentucky, ceaselessly searching, exploring, testing for limits. I felt strange, says Chrissy in "With Jazz," as though all my life I had been zigzagging down a wild trail to this particular place. In" Charger," a teenage boy races along the interstate, seeking the father who abandoned him years before. In "Rolling into Atlanta," a young woman searches for the kind of authenticity she remembers from her rural childhood. In "Proper Gypsies," Nancy deals with the shock of being robbed in London. In "The Funeral Side," Sandra comes home to try to fulfill her responsibilities to her family, but yearns to escape again to Alaska and the northern lights that haunt her. Writing in the spare, precise, beautifully nuanced language for which she is famous, Bobbie Ann Mason expands her art here in dramatic and illuminating fashion. These fascinating stories bring to life surprising individuals whose journeys shine a bright light on life as it is lived by many Americans today. Zigzagging Down a Wild Trail is a beautiful book by one of America's finest writers, a book full of drama, humor, and startling insights into the timeless longings of the human heart. "From the Hardcover edition."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375760617
(210mm x 131mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 7-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Bobbie Ann Mason
Elvis Presley, Paperback / softback (September 2007)
The author of "Shiloh" and "In Country" brings a novelists insight to the mythic life of Elvis Presley. Capturing both the charismatic, boundary-breaking singer and the soft-spoken Southern boy who was unprepared for success, Mason creates a riveting, tragic portrait.
Clear Springs, Paperback / softback (April 2000)
In this beautiful memoir, the bestselling author of "In Country" and "Spence & Lila" tells her own story and the story of the Masons of Clear Springs, Kentucky. "Here is a true story of living and surviving . . . that will make you laugh and cry and feel good to read.--"Lexington Herald-Leader."
Girl in the Blue Beret, Paperback / softback» View all books by Bobbie Ann Mason
Inspired by the wartime experiences of her father-in-law, Mason has crafted the profoundly moving story of an American World War II pilot shot down in Occupied Europe, and his odyssey of discovery, decades later, as he learns about those who helped him escape in 1944.
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Author Biography - Bobbie Ann Mason
Bobbie Ann Mason is the author of a number of books, including the short-story collection "Shiloh and Other Stories" (available from Modern Library Paperbacks), the novel "In Country," and a memoir, "Clear Springs," which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She is Writer-in-Residence at the University of Kentucky.
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