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Richard Bausch


Richard Bausch

Richard Bausch is the author of 12 novels and eight volumes of short stories. He is a recipient of many awards, including the PEN/Malamud Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award, the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and, in 2012, the Rea Award for the Short Story. He is currently professor of English at Chapman University in Orange, California.

Books by Richard Bausch

by Richard Bausch - Fiction, Literary, Literary Fiction, Marriage, Relationships

When Natasha meets Michael, the stars seem to align. Although he is much older, they fall in love, and within months they are engaged. Shortly before their wedding, while Natasha is vacationing in Jamaica and Michael is in New York attending a wedding, the terrorist attacks of September 11 occur. Convinced that Michael is dead, Natasha makes an error in judgment that leads to a private trauma of her own. A few days later, she and Michael are reunited, but the horror of that day and Natasha's inability to speak of it inexorably divide their relationship into "before" and "after."