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Fine Just the Way it is Annie Proulx

Fine Just the Way it is By Annie Proulx

Fine Just the Way it is by Annie Proulx


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Summary

The fantastic new collection of stories from the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain.

Fine Just the Way it is Summary

Fine Just the Way it is: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx

The fantastic new collection of stories from the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain. Fine Just The Way It Is marks Annie Proulx's return to the Wyoming of Brokeback Mountain and the familiar cast of hardy, unsentimental prairie folk. The stories are cast over centuries, and capture the voices and lives of the settlers this sagebrushed and weatherworn country has known, from the native Indian tribes to the modern day ranch owners and politicians, and their cowboy forebears. In 'A Family Man', an old man nearing the end of his life unburdens himself of the weighty family secrets that were his father's unwelcome legacy. 'Them Old Cowboy Songs' follows Archie and Rosie, a young pioneer couple, and their hardships in their attempt to homestead in the exposed wintry expanses of the prairie, and 'Testimony of the Donkey' finds a young international couple, Marc and Caitlin, struggling with much more modern concerns, and confronting uncertainty as their relationship comes to its end. These are stories of desperation and hard times, often marked by an inescapable sadness, set in a landscape both brutal and magnificent. Enlivened by folk tales, flights of fancy, and details of ranch and rural work, they juxtapose Wyoming's traditional character and attitudes - confrontation of tough problems, prejudice, persistence in the face of difficulty - with the more benign values of the new west. These are bold, elegant and memorable pieces, and once more confirm Annie Proulx as one of the most talented, unique short story writers in the language.

Fine Just the Way it is Reviews

"The cast of characters is rich and poignant!a moving collection, by turns mythic and contemporary" Times 'Despite their shared backdrop, these tales span cultures and centuries, depicting characters as diverse as a couple of young homesteaders trying to muddle through a harsh 18th century winter, and a woman raised by a '"trash rancher" returning home from Iraq. Nine in all, they vary exhilaratingly in pace, tone and length- in everything that is, but accomplishment.' Daily Mail 'Annie Proulx's superlative writing is showcased once again in these moving bittersweet tales of life in the 19th-century and 20th-century Wyoming.' Independent on Sunday 'The stories may be short, and there are only nine of them in this collection, by Annie Prolix is the last writer one should measure by quantity. It's the limpidity of her observations that never fails to impress.' Telegraph

About Annie Proulx

Annie Proulx published her first novel 'Postcards' in 1991 at the age of 56. 'The Shipping News' won the Pulitzer, the National Book Award and the Irish Times International Prize. Her third novel, 'Accordian 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

Additional information

GOR001293659
9780007269730
0007269730
Fine Just the Way it is: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
2008-09-01
240
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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