cover image The Watch: Stories

The Watch: Stories

Rick Bass. Washington Square Press, $6.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-671-69222-3

Bass bears witness to the remnants of the American outback in his tales about men, their buddies and their women in the swamps of Mississippi, and the wilds of Utah, Montana and Texas. Some misfires here notwithstanding, ``he is a writer of great power and promise who casts novel and revealing light on the American male experience,'' noted PW. (Mar.)