My Father Like a River by Ron Rash

By Ron Rash

Ron Rash, PEN/Faulkner finalist and New York Times bestselling writer of Serena and The Cove, has been known as "a wonderful writer" (Richard fee) with a "reputation for writerly miracles" (Janet Maslin, The long island Times), and is been heralded as "one of our very most interesting novelists" (Richard Russo).

Now comes an particular eSingle that includes a never-before-published brief tale that indicates the lyrical and masterful RonRash at his best possible.

My Father Like a River transcends the haunting panorama of Rash's local south and explores the complicated, robust courting among father and kinfolk, and the real feel of loss one studies whereas unemployed—all instructed in shiny, effective prose.

Also contains Ron's brief tale "The Trusty", which was once initially released in The New Yorker.

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Hawthorne’s ‘The Birth-Mark’: Science as Religion,” South Atlan- Blithedale Romance, The tic Quarterly 48 (October 1949): 575–583; Jones, E. : Sherwood Sugden, 1991); Lammers, John, “Powers’ Eve Tempted: Sculpture and ‘The Birth-Mark,’ ” Publications of the Arkansas Philological Association 21, no. : Greenwood Press, 1999), 48–51; Rosenberg, Liz, “ ‘The Best That Earth Could Offer’: ‘The Birth-Mark,’ a Newlywed’s Story,” Studies in Short Fiction 30, no. , “Science and Art in Hawthorne’s ‘The Birth-Mark,’ ” Nineteenth-Century Literature 41, no.

She believed “the loveliest ideal of love and the beauty of feminine purity” shone in this story. ” A century and a half later, Liz Rosenberg observes that Hawthorne employs three systems of thought, popular at the time, in examining Aylmer’s dilemma (“ ‘The Best That Earth Could Offer’: ‘The Birth-Mark,’ a Newlywed’s Story”). All are applied to the problem of “union versus separation”: alchemy, animism, and Emersonian transcendentalism. ” He envisions this journey, however, as one of his own making; it is a distillation of his individual effort, and Georgiana has only a passive role.

Suddenly, in the spring, a butterfly flies in the window and flutters near his head. Owen takes this as an omen that he must give up drinking, and he returns to his work during the nighttime. One evening, Hovenden invites him to a celebration of Annie’s engagement to Robert Danforth. At this news, he destroys his “little system of machinery,” the product of months of his labor. In Owen’s longtime devotion to Annie, he had constructed a vision of an angelic figure that had little factual basis. ” To Owen, however, Robert Danforth has snatched away his angel.

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