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Close Range: Wyoming Stories

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Publisher Comments:

Annie Proulx's masterful language and fierce love of Wyoming are evident in this collection of stories about loneliness, quick violence, and wrong kinds of love. In "The Mud Below," a rodeo rider's obsession marks the deepening fissures between his family life and self-imposed isolation. In "The Half-Skinned Steer," an elderly fool drives west to the ranch he grew up on for his brother's funeral, and dies a mile from home. In "Brokeback Mountain," the difficult affair between two cowboys survives everything but the world's violent intolerance. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; These are stories of desperation, hard times, and unlikely elation, set in a landscape both brutal and magnificent. Enlivened by folk tales, flights of fancy, and details of ranch and rural work, they juxtapose Wyoming's traditional character and attitudes — confrontation of tough problems, prejudice, persistence in the face of difficulty — with the more benign values of the new west. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Stories in andlt;Iandgt;Close Rangeandlt;/Iandgt; have appeared in andlt;Iandgt;The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's,andlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;GQ.andlt;/Iandgt; They have been selected for the andlt;Iandgt;O. Henry Stories 1998andlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;The Best American Short Stories of the Centuryandlt;/Iandgt; and have won the National Magazine Award for Fiction. This is work by an author writing at the peak of her craft.

Synopsis:

From one of the great writers of our time comes a collection of award-winning stories about loneliness, quick violence, and the wrong kinds of love. The pieces have appeared in "The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly" and " Harper's." Full color.

About the Author

Annie Proulx is the author of the short-story collection Heart Songs and Other Stories and three novels: Postcards, The Shipping News, and Accordion Crimes. Her books have been translated into twenty languages. Winner of a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, and a PEN/Faulkner Award, she lives and writes in Wyoming.

Table of Contents

Contents

The Half-Skinned Steer

The Mud Below

Job History

The Blood Bay

People in Hell Just Want a Drink of Water

The Bunchgrass Edge of the World

Pair a Spurs

A Lonely Coast

The Governors of Wyoming

55 Miles to the Gas Pump

Brokeback Mountain

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684852218
Author:
Matthews, William
Author:
Matthews, William
Author:
Proulx, Annie
Author:
Proulx, E. Annie
Author:
Prouix, Annie
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Ranch life
Subject:
Wyoming
Subject:
Ranch life -- Wyoming -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Ranch life -- Fiction.
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
May 1999
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 watercolors as a tip-in
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 18.83 oz

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