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Close range : Wyoming stories / Annie Proulx ; watercolors by William Matthews.

By: Proulx, Annie.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, NY : Scribner, c1999Description: 283 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0684852217.Subject(s): Wyoming -- Social life and customs -- Fiction | Frontier and pioneer life -- Wyoming -- Fiction | Ranch life -- Wyoming -- FictionLOC classification: PS3566.R697 | C58 1999
Contents:
The half-skinned steer -- The mud below -- Job history -- The blood bay -- People in hell just want a drink of water -- The bunchgrass edge of the world -- Pair of spurs -- A lonely coast -- The governors of Wyoming -- 55 miles to the gas pump -- Brokeback Mountain.
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The half-skinned steer -- The mud below -- Job history -- The blood bay -- People in hell just want a drink of water -- The bunchgrass edge of the world -- Pair of spurs -- A lonely coast -- The governors of Wyoming -- 55 miles to the gas pump -- Brokeback Mountain.

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Library Journal Review

This marvelous collection proves that Proulx's Pulitzer Prize for The Shipping News was no one-shot deal. Set in Wyoming, the 11 stories "feature down-on-their-luck ranchers, cowboys, and working men who watch helplessly as the modern world leaves them behind." (LJ 5/1/99) (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Edna Annie Proulx was born in Norwich, Connecticut on August 22, 1935. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 1969 and earned an M. A. from Sir George Williams University in Montreal in 1973. She was a journalist, wrote nonfiction articles for numerous publications, and was the author of several "how-to" books before beginning to write fiction in her 50s. <p> She became the first woman to win the prestigious PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, for her debut novel Postcards. Her novel The Shipping News won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award in 1994. Accordion Crimes, published in 1996, won the Dos Passos Prize for literature. She also won the O. Henry prize for the year's best short story twice; in 1998 for Brokeback Mountain and in 1999 for The Mud Below. She has written more than 50 articles and stories for periodicals and edited Best American Short Stories of 1997. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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