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Close Range Annie Proulx

Close Range By Annie Proulx

Close Range by Annie Proulx


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Summary

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of `The Shipping News' comes a collection of short stories inspired by the harsh and unforgiving landscape of Wyoming.

Close Range Summary

Close Range: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of `The Shipping News' comes a collection of short stories inspired by the harsh and unforgiving landscape of Wyoming.

Throughout the collection, Annie Proulx invests these stories with an intelligence and black humour that transforms them into something new and surprising. In one story, a slight young man defies his mother's insults to become a rodeo star, while in another, an octogenarian finds himself drawn back to the ranch that he quit decades before - against his better judgement. Elsewhere, Proulx demonstrates her taste for the macabre in a grisly tale of bad weather, gambling and amputation set a hundred years ago.

Inventive, compassionate and wildly funny, these marvellous stories explore the unbreakable bond between a people and their land.

Close Range Reviews

`A stunning collection of eleven tales about the hard lives of the ranchers, cowpokes and country wives who struggle to survive in an unforgiving environment. Written in a wonderfully flexible style that can be both spare and extravagant, her book has been hailed by American critics as a masterpiece.' Daily Telegraph

`Like a mystic seeing the transfigured universe, she recreates the beauty of ordinary things.' Independent on Sunday

`The detail is meticulous, the prose poetic and Proulx's fiction teems with life. Above all, her stories engage the heart. Magical.' Tatler

`Proulx's style, compressed, elastic, hard-hitting, is inimitable: close to poetry but never self-indulgent. This is writing to be savoured.' Sunday Telegraph

`These are tales we can almost feel in our bones.' Sunday Times

`Individually, these 11 tales have a tautness and an urgency that are never less than exhilarating. Collectively, they encapsulate an entire, unremittingly bleak world. To find the pulse of humanity in such desperate lives betokens a writer of genius.' Saturday Telegraph

About Annie Proulx

Annie Proulx published her first novel `Postcards' in 1991 at the age of 56. `The Shipping News' won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the National Book Award and the Irish Times International Prize. Her third novel, `Accordion Crimes', was published in 1996. She is also the author of three short-story collections, `Heart Songs' (1994), `Close Range' (1999) and `Bad Dirt' (2004). `Brokeback Mountain' was made into an Oscar-winning film in 2005. `Fine Just the Way It Is', her third collection of Wyoming short stories, was published in 2008.

Additional information

GOR001070740
9781841150765
1841150762
Close Range: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2000-06-01
320
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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