Close Range by Annie Proulx audiobook

Close Range: Wyoming Stories

By Annie Proulx
Read by Bruce Greenwood , Campbell Scott , and Francis Fisher

Simon & Schuster Audio
5.57 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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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.

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Summary

Summary

A 2000 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Fiction

Winner of the 2000 Ambassador Book Award for Fiction

Winner of the 2000 WILLA Literary Award for Contemporary Fiction

A 2000 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Fiction

A Publishers Weekly Pick of Top 10 Books on the History and Future of the Western

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“As she rips away our romantic notions of the West, Proulx asks how capable any of us are of outrunning our origins. Her fatalistic answer, in these stories, adds up to some breathtaking reading.”  People
“Powerful…Read [the stories] for their absolute authenticity and their language, a wry poetry of loneliness and pain.”  New York Times
“Geography, splendid and terrible, is a tutelary deity to the characters in Close Range. Their lives are futile uphill struggles conducted as a downhill, out-of-control tearaway. Proulx writes of them in a prose that is violent and impacted and mastered just at the point where, having gone all the way to the edge, it is about to go over.”   New York Times Book Review
“Few writers feel equally at home in the novel and the short story… [these stories] are tough as flint and on occasion breathtaking; together they stand with Proulx’s best work.”  Boston Globe
“The Western meets its realist due. Proulx’s Wyoming stories feature the types of characters that on the surface appear to be Western heroes but, upon deeper inspection, turn out to be thwarted and scarred human beings, most with few prospects. The highlight of this collection is the long story (turned film) “Brokeback Mountain,” which tells the story of two hard-riding cowboys and the love they keep hidden until it is too late.” Publishers Weekly

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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
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 5.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English