Nothing Gold Can Stay
StoriesBook - 2013
A collection of stories that navigates the emotionally harsh terrain of Appalachia includes "The Trusty," in which a convict sent to fetch water for the chain gang tries to convince a farmer's young wife to help him escape.
From Ron Rash, PEN / Faulkner Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author ofSerena, comes a new collection of unforgettable stories set in Appalachia that focuses on the lives of those haunted by violence and tenderness, hope and fear—spanning the Civil War to the present day.
The darkness of Ron Rash’s work contrasts with its unexpected sensitivity and stark beauty in a manner that could only be accomplished by this master of the short story form.
Nothing Gold Can Stay includes 14 stories, including Rash’s “The Trusty,” which first appeared inThe New Yorker.
This collection of stories navigates the emotionally harsh terrain of Appalachia and includes The Trusty, in which a convict sent to fetch water for the chain gang tries to convince a farmer's young wife to help him escape, but she is trapped in her own prison. 25,000 first printing.