Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx audiobook

Brokeback Mountain

By Annie Proulx
Read by Campbell Scott

Simon & Schuster Audio
1.07 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780743554114

WINNER OF THE VENICE FILM FESTIVAL GOLDEN LION AWARD Annie Proulx has written some of the most original and brilliant short stories in contemporary literature, and for many, Brokeback Mountain is her masterpiece. Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two ranch hands, come together when they're working as sheep herder and camp tender one summer on a range above the tree line. At first, sharing an isolated tent, the attraction is casual, inevitable, but something deeper catches them that summer. Both men work hard, marry, have kids because that's what cowboys do. But over the course of many years and frequent separations this relationship becomes the most important thing in their lives, and they do anything they can to preserve it. Brokeback Mountain was originally published in the New Yorker -- it won the National Magazine Award and was included in the O. Henry Stories 1998. In gorgeous and haunting prose Proulx limns the difficult, dangerous affair between two cowboys that survives everything but the world's violent intolerance.

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Summary

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Winner of the National Magazine Award in 1998

A USA Today bestseller

WINNER OF THE VENICE FILM FESTIVAL GOLDEN LION AWARD

Annie Proulx has written some of the most original and brilliant short stories in contemporary literature, and for many, Brokeback Mountain is her masterpiece.

Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two ranch hands, come together when they're working as sheep herder and camp tender one summer on a range above the tree line. At first, sharing an isolated tent, the attraction is casual, inevitable, but something deeper catches them that summer.

Both men work hard, marry, have kids because that's what cowboys do. But over the course of many years and frequent separations this relationship becomes the most important thing in their lives, and they do anything they can to preserve it.

Brokeback Mountain was originally published in the New Yorker -- it won the National Magazine Award and was included in the O. Henry Stories 1998. In gorgeous and haunting prose Proulx limns the difficult, dangerous affair between two cowboys that survives everything but the world's violent intolerance.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Proulx’s understanding is at its most remarkable in the astonishing Brokeback Mountain. [She] knows what she could only know...by the infrared that allows a very few writers clear sight in the dark of the imagination.” New York Times Book Review
Brokeback Mountain does some of the best things a story can do. It abolishes the old West clichés, excavates and honors a certain kind of elusive life, then nearly levels you with the emotional weight at its center.” Boston Sunday Globe
“This heartbreaking love story is as profound as it is relentlessly unsentimental...The genius of the story lies in its edgy dialogue and Proulx’s depiction of a simple truth—powerlessness. It is her best work.”  Irish Times
“Sexy, sad, and powerful, this is a beautiful, mesmerising tale.”  Elle
“Campbell Scott’s clear reading puts Proulx’s beautiful and harsh language front and center...It’s a timeless story that stands up to repeated listening and will stay with listeners long after they’ve finished the hour-long CD.”   AudioFile

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Author Bio: Annie Proulx

Author Bio: Annie Proulx

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 short story “Brokeback Mountain,” which originally appeared in the New Yorker, was made into an Academy Award–winning film starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal. Proulx currently lives in Wyoming.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 1.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English