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The Resource The saints of rattlesnake mountain, Don Waters

The saints of rattlesnake mountain, Don Waters

Label
The saints of rattlesnake mountain
Title
The saints of rattlesnake mountain
Statement of responsibility
Don Waters
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Master storyteller Don Waters returns to the desert in his third book set in the American Southwest. With the gothic sensibility of Flannery O'Connor and emotional delicacy of Raymond Carver, these nine contemporary stories deftly explore the lives of characters losing or clinging to a fleeting faith and struggling to find something meaningful to believe in beneath overpowering desert skies. Soldiers, seekers, priests, prisoners, and surfers pursue their fate amid bizarre, sometimes overwhelming circumstances. In "La Luz de Jesús," a gutless Los Angeles screenwriter, a believer in nothing but the god of Hollywood, must reorient after he encounters a group of penitents in New Mexico's Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The decorated soldier in "Española" faces more chaos back home than he did during his tour in Iraq. And "The Saints of Rattlesnake Mountain" pairs a "trustee" prison inmate and a wild mustang horse, both wards of the state of Nevada, as they fumble toward a spiritual truth. These stories capture the spirit of a region and its people. Once again Waters assembles an unconventional cast of characters, capturing their foibles and imperfections, and always rendering them with compassion as these modern-day martyrs and spiritually haunted survivors strive for some kind of redemption. Ingenious, sometimes forbidding, often absurd, and altogether original, The Saints of Rattlesnake Mountain is a stirring tribute to the lives, loves, and hopes of the faithful and the dispossessed
Member of
Summary
A vivid story collection centered around down-and-out, hardscrabble individuals
Storyline
Writing style
Character
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10565177
Cataloging source
DLC
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1974-
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Waters, Don
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Western stories
  • Short stories, American
  • Southwestern States
  • Short stories, American
  • Western stories
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
The saints of rattlesnake mountain, Don Waters
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Todos santos
  • The saints of rattlesnake mountain
  • Last rites
  • Española
  • La luz de Jesús
  • Deborah
  • Two kinds of temples
  • Day of the dead
  • Full of days
Control code
ocn965154160
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9781943859290
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2016048233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)965154160
Label
The saints of rattlesnake mountain, Don Waters
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Todos santos
  • The saints of rattlesnake mountain
  • Last rites
  • Española
  • La luz de Jesús
  • Deborah
  • Two kinds of temples
  • Day of the dead
  • Full of days
Control code
ocn965154160
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9781943859290
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2016048233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)965154160

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