Close Range by Annie Proulx
Wyoming Stories

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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.

About Annie Proulx

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Annie Proulx is the author of eight books, including the novel The Shipping News and the story collection Close Range. Her many honors include a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, and a PEN/Faulkner award. Her story “Brokeback Mountain,” which originally appeared in The New Yorker, was made into an Academy Award-winning film. Her most recent book is Fine Just the Way It Is. She lives in Wyoming.
Published December 1, 2007 by Scribner. 295 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Westerns, Romance. Fiction

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Though Annie Proulx sets her fiction in isolated regions largely untainted by the modern world, she could hardly be accused of romanticizing them....

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Close Range risks succumbing to its own darkness, but as a Wyoming resident herself, Proulx invests her masterful stories with an earthy wit and aching, redeeming compassion.

Mar 29 2002 | Read Full Review of Close Range : Wyoming Stories

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