Nashville Chrome
Nashville Chrome
Rick Bass
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010
272 pp., $24.00

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Rodney Clapp

Nashville Chrome

A new novel by Rick Bass, on fame and its cruel vagaries.

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Thus does fame, like chrome, at last surrender as the shiny veneer it only ever was, fall to rust, and crumble into nothingness. Thank God we do not all have to suffer as has Maxine Brown to recognize this, perhaps the most profoundly relevant truth of life as we now live it.

Rodney Clapp is the author most recently of Johnny Cash and the Great American Contradiction: Christianity and the Battle for the Soul of a Nation (Westminster John Knox).

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