Bad Dirt

Bad Dirt

Wyoming Stories 2

By Annie Proulx

Scribner Book Company, Paperback, 9780743260145, 219pp.

Publication Date: October 11, 2005

Description
Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Annie Proulx returns with another stellar collection of short stories bound to be even more successful than her bestselling, critically acclaimed" Close Range."
Annie Proulx's new collection is peopled by characters who struggle with circumstances beyond their control. Born to ranching, drawn to it, or desperate to get out, they inhabit worlds that are isolated and often dangerous. Trouble comes at them from unexpected angles, and they drive themselves through it, hardheaded and resourceful. No one writes better than Proulx about the American west and about lives that may no longer be viable. This is a stunning collection by one of the most vivid and exhilarating writers of our time.


About the Author
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 story Brokeback Mountain, which originally appeared in "The New Yorker", was made into an Academy Award-winning film. Her most recent novel is "Barkskins".She lives in Seattle.


Praise For Bad Dirt

"Annie Proulx is a genuine character -- a true original. She has a shrewd understanding of people, a strong feeling for landscape...and a wry sense of humor rather like Mark Twain's."

-- Los Angeles Times





"Proulx renews the Western tradition of the short story as the tall tale....[She] does a matchless job of summing up the human comedy of the modern West."

-- Time





"Annie Proulx is a genuine character -- a true original. She has a shrewd understanding of people, a strong feeling for landscape...and a wry sense of humor."

-- Los Angeles Times