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Bad Dirt

(2004)
(The second book in the Wyoming Stories series)
A collection of stories by

 
 
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 willful characters for which Proulx has become known. Each 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 farming. Her profound sympathy for characters who must use sheer will and courage to make it in tough territory makes this collection extraordinarily compelling.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

March 2005 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2
Author(s): Annie Proulx
ISBN: 0-7862-7356-9 / 978-0-7862-7356-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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September 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2
Author(s): Annie Proulx
ISBN: 0-7432-5799-5 / 978-0-7432-5799-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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January 2004 : UK Hardback

Title: Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2
Author(s): Annie Proulx
ISBN: 1-4056-2112-5 / 978-1-4056-2112-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2 (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Annie Proulx
ISBN: 1-4056-1125-1 / 978-1-4056-1125-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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Paperback Editions

May 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2: v. 2
Author(s): Annie Proulx
ISBN: 0-00-719887-6 / 978-0-00-719887-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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September 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2
Author(s): Annie Proulx
ISBN: 0-7432-6014-7 / 978-0-7432-6014-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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June 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bad Dirt
Author(s): Annie Proulx
ISBN: 1-4165-0500-8 / 978-1-4165-0500-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperPerennial
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June 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2 (Delete (Wyoming Stories)
Author(s): Annie Proulx
ISBN: 0-00-720309-8 / 978-0-00-720309-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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December 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2
Author(s): Annie Proulx
ISBN: 0-00-719691-1 / 978-0-00-719691-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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November 2004 : UK Paperback

Title: Bad Dirt (Wyoming Stories S.)
Author(s): Annie Proulx
ISBN: 0-00-719692-X / 978-0-00-719692-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd
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1629 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2
Author(s): Annie Proulx
ISBN: 0-7394-6009-9 / 978-0-7394-6009-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner (2004).
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Bad Dirt
Author(s): Annie Proulx
ISBN: 1-72131-352-4 / 978-1-72131-352-5
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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October 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories #2
Author(s): Annie Proulx
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2
Author(s): Annie Proulx
ISBN: 0-7927-3415-7 / 978-0-7927-3415-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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January 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2
Author(s): Annie Proulx
ISBN: 0-7927-3416-5 / 978-0-7927-3416-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Sound Library
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Kindle Editions

October 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2
Author(s): Annie Proulx
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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November 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2
Author(s): Annie Proulx
Publisher: Scribner
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