2009 Audie Award Finalist for Short Stories/Collections
Now in trade paperback from National Book award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Proulx—an "unforgettable" (Miami Herald) and "vivid" (O, The Oprah Magazine) collection of stories set in Wyoming.
Winner of two O. Henry Prizes, Annie Proulx has been anthologized in nearly every major collection of great American stories. Her bold, inimitable language, her exhilarating eye for detail, her dark sense of humor, and her compassion inform this profoundly compelling collection of stories.
Proulx creates a fierce, visceral panorama of American folly and fate in these nine dazzling stories about multiple generations of Americans struggling through life in the West. Each character is a pioneer of a sort—some are billionaires, some are escapists, and some just think the rest of the country has it wrong. Deeply sympathetic to the men and women fighting to survive in this harsh place, Proulx turns their lives into fiction with the power of myth, leaving the reader in awe.
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by Annie Proulx
by James Lee Burke
by Stephen King
by Larry McMurtry
by Jessica Clare
"Proulx's astonishing collection of dark stories features hardscrabble lives lived in a sparse, barren West where one mistake can put you on the long, winding trail to disaster, even death. Will Patton's deep, sonorous tones create perfect voices for old cowboys like Ray Forkenbrock, who is living out his last days in a nursing home in "Family Man"; for the newlyweds in the devastating "Them Old Cowboy Songs"; and for Dakotah Lister in the memorable story "Tits Up in a Ditch." Patton's delivery is never rushed, and as Proulx fills her stories with quirky, well-developed characters, his voice lends dignity and passion to women and men alike. These breathtaking stories will shock and intrigue. S.C.A. 2009 Audies Finalist (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"
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