Close Range Wyoming Stories (Paperback)
|Author: Annie Proulx|
|*Author: Proulx, Annie *Subtitle: Wyoming Stories *Publication Date: 2000/02/10 *Number of Pages: 285 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 0.25 *Height: 7.75|
From the Publisher:
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling author of The Shipping News and Accordion Crimes comes one of the most celebrated short-story collections of our time.
Annie Proulx's masterful language and fierce love of Wyoming are evident in these breathtaking tales of loneliness, quick violence, and the wrong kinds of love. Each of the stunning portraits in Close Range reveals characters fiercely wrought with precision and grace.
These are stories of desperation and unlikely elation, set in a landscape both stark and magnificent -- by an author writing at the peak of her craft.
Illustrated with watercolors, CLOSE RANGE collects eleven stories, all set in the harsh Wyoming landscape, about characters whose desperate lives illuminate a range of human experience that is full of farce, tragedy, and grit. The book includes the novella "Brokeback Mountain," the star-crossed cowboy romance adapted into a critically acclaimed 2005 film starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.
"Everything in her work attests to long practice of keen observation, a hoarding of images and facts, and the painstaking perfection of a craft which allows her to address the most pungent and raw subject matter in a style remarkable not just for vigor but for delicacy and finesse....The best [of these stories] carry with them the present and the past of America, enfolded like twins in the womb." - Hilary Mantel 05/11/2000 Times Literary Supplement
"Of the eleven tales that make up CLOSE RANGE...seven or eight are merely very good, and at least three are off the scale....Proulx has something in common [with Willa Cather], not least her raptness before a high-plains dawn...and a vatic sense--the staple of pastoral--that people are bound by their early memories; that there is no migration without the fugitive promise of homecoming." - Will Eaves 06/11/1999