Close Range

Editorial Review - Books+Publishing - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors

Annie Proulx's new collection of short stories includes the acclaimed `Brokeback Mountain', along with 10 other stories all set in the harsh and unrelenting landscape of Wyoming. Life here is tough, and `the tragedy of people counts for nothing although the signs of misadventure are everywhere' among the bull-riding, gun-toting, hard-drinking and hard-working folk of the ranchlands. Although ... Read full review

CLOSE RANGE: Wyoming Stories

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A vigorous second collection from Proulx (after Heart Songs and Other Stories, 1988): eleven nicely varied stories set in the roughhewn wasteland that one narrator calls a "97,000-square-miles dog's breakfast of outside exploiters, Republican ranchers and scenery." The characters here are windburned, fatalistic westerners stuck in the harsh lives they've made for themselves in this bitter demi ... Read full review

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