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15 edition of Where the sea used to be found in the catalog.

Where the sea used to be

by Rick Bass

  • 19 Want to read
  • 31 Currently reading

Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Montana
    • Subjects:
    • Man-woman relationships -- Fiction,
    • Fathers and daughters -- Fiction,
    • Oil well drilling -- Fiction,
    • Wilderness areas -- Fiction,
    • Montana -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRick Bass.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3552.A8213 W47 1998
      The Physical Object
      Pagination445 p. ;
      Number of Pages445
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL353187M
      ISBN 100395770157
      LC Control Number98012842

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The author does set the mood, however. We are in snow country, a hamlet without telephones or electricity, in a valley next to a river and heavily forested hillsides on both sides.

The first long section has us snowed in, tramping around on snowshoes or gliding on skis. Spring is a /5(17). Old Dudley is a Texan whose religion is oil, and in his fifty years of searching for it in Swan Valley he has destroyed a dozen geologists. Matthew. The first full-length novel by one of our finest fiction writers, Where the Sea Used to Be tells the story of a struggle between a father and his daughter for the souls of two men, Matthew and Wallis-his protégés, her lovers.4/5.

Where the Sea Used to Be on *FREE* shipping on qualifying cturer: Unknown. The first full-length novel by one of our finest fiction writers, Where the Sea Used to Be tells the story of a struggle between a father and his daughter for the souls of two men - his proteges, her lovers.

Old Dudley is a Texan whose religion is oil, and in his fifty years of searching for it he has destroyed a dozen good geologists, "crushing them to dust by manipulating their own desires against them."4/5(). An ambitious and often captivatingly beautiful story, both Bass's 13th book (In the Loyal Mountains,etc.) and his first full-length novel.

In sensuous descriptive prose whose incantatory rhythms invite comparison with both Lawrence and Faulkner, Bass tells a tale of familial, sexual, and, in a way, fraternal conflict among four uneasily related characters who are, simultaneously Author: Rick Bass.

Their search led them to the Yaak Valley in northern Montana where Bass now lives and works. This valley formed the foundation for the stories that unfold in his beautiful first novel, Where the Sea Used to Be. Where the Sea Used to Be is, first and foremost, a character study.

Where the Sea Used to Be. Specializing in works by the Montana Gang, poetry, literary archives, and outdoor literature--including books on hunting and fishing, mountaineering, natural history, environmentalism, Western and Native American history, and more.

Contact Seller. Where the Sea Used to Be explores little new ground uncovered in Bass' 14 years of short stories and essays — the Montana wilderness, geology, hunting, man's interaction with nature — and is. Where the Sea Used to Be. By RICK BASS Houghton Mifflin Company.

Read the Review. BOOK ONE HE HAD BEEN EATING THE WHOLE WORLD FOR THE SEVENTY years of his life; and for the last twenty, he had been trying to eat the valley. It was where he, Old Dudley, sent his young men to look for the oil he told them he was sure was there, but which they had.

I read a novella form of "Where the Sea Used to Be" in Bass's "The Sky, The Stars, The Wilderness" and I liked the short version better. Where Bass's lyric prose is tight and to the point in his novellas, the novel version of WTSUTB has beautiful descriptive passages but some undeveloped characters/5(11).

"Where the Sea Used to Be" is Bass' first full-length novel, and it combines the author's knowledge of oil exploration with his experience in a snowbound village near the Canadian border.

It is the story of a geologist named Wallis who is sent by a coarse and power-hungry wildcatter called Old Dudley to find oil in a place very much like the real-life Yaak Valley.

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Where the sea used to be. [Rick Bass] -- A romance in the wilds of Montana between an oil prospector and a woman who studies wolves. Together they face the forces of nature and the strong-willed Texan who is her father and his employer.