Brokeback Mountain

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Simon and Schuster, 2005 - Fiction - 55 pages
24 Reviews
The story of Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two cowboys who share a small tent while working as herders and camp tenders during a summer spent on a range far above the tree line. They fall into a relationship that at first seems solely sexual but then reveals itself to be something more. Both men marry and have families, but over the course of many years and frequent separations they find their relationship becomes the most important thing in both their lives, and they do anything they can to maintain it. Proulx's description of their bond is beautiful and haunting and often brutal in its portrayal of the hardships, and ultimately the violence, they face.

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Proulx's writing is sublime. - Goodreads
I couldn't stand the writing style. - Goodreads
Annie Proulx writing is easy and flows well. - Goodreads
Then the ending...OMG...the ending!!! - Goodreads

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The audio I grabbed was only an hour long, but HOLY WOW did I giggle, awe, gasp and tear up all within that eventful hour! Two young men, sent up into Brokeback Mountain to tend sheep...and soon ... Read full review

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I read this as part of a collection, Close Range: Brokeback Mountain and Other stories, reviewed here:, along with additional quotations, and comments on the ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Edna Annie Proulx was born in Norwich, Connecticut on August 22, 1935. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 1969 and earned an M. A. from Sir George Williams University in Montreal in 1973. She was a journalist, wrote nonfiction articles for numerous publications, and was the author of several "how-to" books before beginning to write fiction in her 50s. She became the first woman to win the prestigious PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, for her debut novel Postcards. Her novel The Shipping News won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award in 1994. Accordion Crimes, published in 1996, won the Dos Passos Prize for literature. She also won the O. Henry prize for the year's best short story twice; in 1998 for Brokeback Mountain and in 1999 for The Mud Below. She has written more than 50 articles and stories for periodicals and edited Best American Short Stories of 1997.

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