Paperback / softback
November 19, 2014
9781611175141
English
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
.6 Pounds (US)
$18.99 USD
v2.1 Reference
Electronic book text
December 3, 2014
9781611175158
English
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
$18.99 USD
v2.1 Reference

The Night the New Jesus Fell to Earth

And Other Stories from Cliffside, North Carolina

The Night the New Jesus Fell to Earth was originally released in 1994 and was the first published book from acclaimed writer Ron Rash. This twentieth anniversary edition takes us back to where it all began with ten linked short stories, framed like a novel, introducing us to a trio of memorable narrators—Tracy, Randy, and Vincent—making their way against the hardscrabble backdrop of the North Carolina foothills. With a comedic touch that may surprise readers familiar only with Rash's later, darker fiction, these earnest tales reveal the hard lessons of good whiskey, bad marriages, weak foundations, familial legacies, questionable religious observances, and the dubious merits of possum breeding, as well as the hard-won reconciliations with self, others, and home that can only be garnered in good time. The Night the New Jesus Fell to Earth shows us the promising beginnings of a master storyteller honing his craft and contributing from the start to the fine traditions of southern fiction and lore. This Southern Revivals edition includes a new introduction from the author and a contextualizing preface from series editor Robert H. Brinkmeyer, director of the University of South Carolina Institute for Southern Studies.

Reviews

"Rash has given us real writing and real stories, the kinds of tales we hear and repeat, and which return to us in our sleeping and waking dreams."—Creative Loafing

"A substantial contribution to recent southern fiction."—Georgia Review

"This book of stories, shaped like a novel, is an impressive debut, both humorous and insightful. Ron Rash has the eye and ear of a very fine storyteller."—Clyde Edgerton

9781611175141 : the-night-the-new-jesus-fell-to-earth-rash
Paperback / softback
$18.99 USD
9781611175158 : the-night-the-new-jesus-fell-to-earth-rash
Electronic book text
$18.99 USD

Other Titles by Ron Rash

The Shark's Tooth

Ron Rash, illustrated by Cecile L. K. Martin, afterword by Mary Alice Monroe
May 2015 - University of South Carolina Press
$12.99 USD - Paperback / softback

The Ron Rash Reader

Ron Rash, edited by Randall Wilhelm
Aug 2014 - University of South Carolina Press
$24.99 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles from Southern Revivals

Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery

John Gregory Brown
May 2019 - University of South Carolina Press
$24.99 USD - Paperback / softback

Raney

Clyde Edgerton
Jun 2017 - University of South Carolina Press
$18.99 USD - Paperback / softback

The Floatplane Notebooks

Clyde Edgerton
May 2017 - University of South Carolina Press
$18.99 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in FICTION / Short Stories (single author)

Fabrications

Pamela Painter
Nov 2020 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$21.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$21.95 USD - Electronic book text

The Doctor to the Dead

John H. Bennett, Jr.
Aug 2020 - University of South Carolina Press
$16.99 USD - Paperback / softback
$16.99 USD - Electronic book text

My Health Is Better in November

Havilah Babcock, Jr.
Apr 2020 - University of South Carolina Press
$29.99 USD - Hardback
$29.99 USD - Electronic book text