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Brokeback Mountainby Annie Proulx
Synopses & Reviews
Brokeback Mountain is set in the beautiful, wild landscape of Wyoming thirty years ago where cowboys lived much as they had done for generations. Hard, lonely lives in unforgiving country. Jack Twist and Ennis del Mar are two ranch hands "drop-out country boys with no prospects, brought up to hard work and privation, both rough-mannered, tough spoken" glad to have found each other's company where none had been expected. But companionship becomes something else on Brokeback Mountain, something not looked for, something deadly. Brokeback Mountain also appears in Close Range :Wyoming Stories.
"This heartbreaking love story is as profound as it is relentlessly unsentimental. Life brings two young drifters together, sets them apart and their long agony begins. The genius of the story lies in its edgy dialogue and Proulx's depiction of a simple truth - powerlessness. It is her best work and also one of the finest American short stories yet written." Eileen Battersby, Irish Times
"Sexy, sad and powerful, this is a beautiful, mesmerising tale." Elle
This new novel is set in the beautiful wild landscape of Wyoming among cowboys. It recounts the relationship over twenty years of two ranch hands, drop-out country boys with no prospects, rough-mannered and tough-spoken, glad to have found each other's company.
About the Author
Annie Proulx is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Shipping News and the acclaimed Accordion Crimes. She is also the author of a previous short story collection, Heart Songs.
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