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Author Proulx, Annie.

Title Close range : Wyoming stories / Annie Proulx
Published London : Fourth Estate, 1999


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  810.54 P9683 A23/C  AVAILABLE
Description 318 pages ; 20 cm
Series Wyoming stories ; 1
Proulx, Annie. Wyoming stories ; 1
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 of spurs. -- A lonely coast. -- The governors of Wyoming. -- Miles to the gas pump. -- Brokeback Mountain
Summary "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."--BOOK JACKET. "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."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Reissue to coincide with movie release, 2006
Subject Short stories, American.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Wyoming -- Fiction.
Ranch life -- Wyoming -- Fiction.
Wyoming -- Fiction.
Wyoming -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Short stories.
LC no. 00001452
ISBN 1857029429 paperback
Other Titles Brokeback Mountain and other stories
Close range