Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2

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A remarkable collection of short stories set in Wyoming from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ‘The Shipping News’ and ‘Brokeback Mountain’.

‘Bad Dirt’ is filled with the vivid and willful characters for which Proulx has become known. Each story occupies a community or landscape described in rich and robust language, with an eye for detail unparalleled in American fiction.

In ‘The Contest’, the men of Elk Tooth, Wyoming, vow to put aside their razors for two seasons and wait to see who has the longest beard come the 4th of July. Deb Sipple, the moving protagonist of ‘That Trickle Down Effect’, finds that his opportunism – and his smoking habit – lead to a massive destruction. And ‘What Kind of Furniture Would Jesus Pick?’ is the story of Gilbert Wolfscale, whose rabid devotion to his ranch drives off his wife and sons.

Proulx displays her wit in every story of this stunning collection, as well as her knowledge of the West, of history, of ranching and of farming. Her profound sympathy for characters who must use sheer will and courage to make it in tough territory makes this collection extraordinarily compelling.

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‘Proulx writes in wonderful stews, everything thrown in together…the stories demand a second reading.’ Daily Telegraph

‘Her keen eye for idiosyncrasy ensures her continuing reputation as one of the shrewdest chroniclers of contemporary America.’ David Robson, Sunday Telegraph

‘Vivid and evocative…as [the stories] gather force, you find yourself being drawn in to their momentum.’ Financial Times

‘Proulx['s]…stories’ sour sometimes brutal folksiness gains a singular resonance from the fine, sinewy prose in which they are rendered.’ The Times

‘Packed with grittily persuasive detail, they feel both modern and as timeless as the Wyoming plains.’ Marie Claire

‘Performs inspired imaginative feats.’ Alex Clark, Sunday Times

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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.

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Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 197 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A remarkable collection of short stories set in Wyoming from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain . Bad Dirt is filled with the vivid and willful characters for which Proulx has become known. Each story occupies a community or landscape described in rich and robust language, with an eye for detail unparalleled in American fiction. In The Contest , the men of Elk Tooth, Wyoming, vow to put aside their razors for two seasons and wait to see who has the longest beard come the 4th of July. Deb Sipple, the moving protagonist of That Trickle Down Effect , finds that his opportunism - and his smoking habit - lead to a massive destruction. And What Kind of Furniture Would Jesus Pick? is the story of Gilbert Wolfscale, whose rabid devotion to his ranch drives off his wife and sons. Proulx displays her wit in every story of this stunning collection, as well as her knowledge of the West, of history, of ranching and of farming. Her profound sympathy for characters who must use sheer will and courage to make it in tough territory makes this collection extraordinarily compelling. Codice libro della libreria AA89780007198870

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Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 197 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A remarkable collection of short stories set in Wyoming from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain . Bad Dirt is filled with the vivid and willful characters for which Proulx has become known. Each story occupies a community or landscape described in rich and robust language, with an eye for detail unparalleled in American fiction. In The Contest , the men of Elk Tooth, Wyoming, vow to put aside their razors for two seasons and wait to see who has the longest beard come the 4th of July. Deb Sipple, the moving protagonist of That Trickle Down Effect , finds that his opportunism - and his smoking habit - lead to a massive destruction. And What Kind of Furniture Would Jesus Pick? is the story of Gilbert Wolfscale, whose rabid devotion to his ranch drives off his wife and sons. Proulx displays her wit in every story of this stunning collection, as well as her knowledge of the West, of history, of ranching and of farming. Her profound sympathy for characters who must use sheer will and courage to make it in tough territory makes this collection extraordinarily compelling. Codice libro della libreria AA89780007198870

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Descrizione libro 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 130mm x 197mm x 196mm. Paperback. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Proulx follows the success of Close Range with another remarkable collection of short stories set in Wyoming. Bad Dirt is filled with the vivid and wilf.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 240 pages. 0.170. Codice libro della libreria 9780007198870

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