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Wyoming Stories

(2007)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Annie Proulx's masterful language and fierce love of Wyoming are evident in this collection of stories about loneliness, quick violence, and wrong kinds of love. In "The Mud Below", a rodeo rider's obsession marks the deepening fissures between his family life and self-imposed isolation. In "The Half-Skinned Steer", an elderly fool drives west to the ranch he grew up on for his brother's funeral, and dies a mile from home. In "Brokeback Mountain", the difficult affair between two cowboys survives everything but the world's violent intolerance.

These are stories of desperation, hard times, and unlikely elation, set in a landscape both brutal and magnificent. Enlivened by folk tales, flights of fancy, and details of ranch and rural work, they juxtapose Wyoming's traditional character and attitudes, confrontation of tough problems, prejudice, persistence in the face of difficulty, with the more benign values of the new west.

This collection includes:

  • "The Half-Skinned Steer", read by Bruce Greenwood
  • "A Lonely Coast", read by Frances Fisher
  • "People in Hell Just Want a Drink of Water", read by Campbell Scott
  • "The Mud Below", read by Bruce Greenwood
  • "The Blood Bay", read by Campbell Scott
  • "The Bunch-Grass Edge of the World", read by Frances Fisher
  • "Brokeback Mountain", read by Campbell Scott




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Paperback Editions

July 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wyoming Stories
Author(s): Annie Proulx
ISBN: 0-00-725795-3 / 978-0-00-725795-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Audio Editions

February 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Close Range: Wyoming Stories (Selected Unabridged Stories)
Author(s): Annie Proulx
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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February 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Close Range: Wyoming Stories (Selected Unabridged Stories)
Author(s): Annie Proulx
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA