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Close Range: Wyoming Stories
Close Range Wyoming Stories
Author: Annie Proulx
Annie Proulx's masterful language and fierce love of Wyoming are evident in this collection of stories about loneliness, quick violence, and wrong kinds of love. In "The Mud Below," a rodeo rider's obsession marks the deepening fissures between his family life and self-imposed isolation. In "The Half-Skinned Steer," an elderly fool drives west t...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780684852218
ISBN-10: 0684852217
Publication Date: 5/10/1999
Pages: 288
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4.5 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
Wonderful collection of stories, including "Brokeback Mountain." Proulx writes of Wyoming with interesting characters and stories and superb prose.
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Helpful Score: 2
I just don't enjoy this writer. She is stark, the stories are mostly brutal. I like endings spelled out. Broke Back Mountain was in this collection and it was the best story in the book. I never saw the movie but that story was touching and not sordid at all. It was probably worth it for that one story, and some people might appreciate that style of writing.
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Helpful Score: 1
This collection of short stories includes "Brokeback Mountain" from which the movie was made. This writing is about as sparse as it gets, resembling, no doubt, the vast plains about which Proulx writes so movingly.
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Annie Proulx's stories of Wyoming are wonderful. I wish she had more of these.
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I got this to read "Brokeback Mountain" and enjoyed that story and many others in it.

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