Heart songs and other stories
Before she wrote her Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller The Shipping News, E. Annie Proulx was already producing some of the finest short fiction in the country. Here are her collected stories, including two new works never before anthologized. These stories reverberate with rural tradition, the rites of nature, and the rituals of small-town life. The country is blue-collar New England; the characters are native families and the dispossessed working class, whose heritage is challenged by the neorural bourgeoisie from the city; and the themes are as elemental as the landscape: revenge, malice, greed, passion. Told with skill and profundity and crafted by a master storyteller, these are lean, tough tales of an extraordinary place and its people.
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Heart songs and other storiesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Downtrodden country folk in New England are at the heart and soul of this compilation of 11 short stories. The stories focus on rural activities (hunting or fishing) and sometimes delve into class ... Read full review
Heart songs & other storiesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In these tough, unsentimental stories, set in rural New England, farmers who can no longer make a living from farming hunt and fish to survive or become guides and storekeepers to the new rural ... Read full review