"Fires" is the best introduction to the full range and humanity of Carver's writing.
It contains four essays, including a moving memoir of his father's working life in the saw-mills of the Pacific Northwest, a tribute to his mentor John Gardner, and the title essay about the influences on his writing life; fifty poems, many of them not collected elsewhere; and, seven stories, including three from the early collection "Furious Seasons".
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 05/11/2009
- Category: Anthologies (non-poetry)
- ISBN: 9780099530367