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Bad dirt : Wyoming stories 2 /

by Proulx, Annie.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike, 2005Description: 341 p. (large print) ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0786273569 (U.S. hardcover) :.Title notes: $29.95 4-2005 (SPM)Subject(s): Large type books | Wyoming -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Contents:
The hellhole -- The Indian Wars refought -- The trickle down effect -- What kind of furniture would Jesus pick? -- The old badger game -- Man crawling out of trees -- The contest -- The Wamsutter wolf -- Summer of the hot tubs -- Dump junk -- Florida rental.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

From Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Annie Proulx comes a stellar collection of short stories set in Wyoming.

Includes bibliographical references.

The hellhole -- The Indian Wars refought -- The trickle down effect -- What kind of furniture would Jesus pick? -- The old badger game -- Man crawling out of trees -- The contest -- The Wamsutter wolf -- Summer of the hot tubs -- Dump junk -- Florida rental.

$29.95 4-2005 (SPM)

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Library Journal Review

Pulitzer Prize winner Proulx offers a sequel to her Close Range: Wyoming Stories. Elk Tooth dwellers figure prominently-characters "broke, proud, ingenious, and setting heels against civilized society's pull." In "Hell Hole," Wyoming Game and Fish Warden Creel Zmundzinski accidentally finds a portal to hell on the land he patrols, handy for the disposal of poachers and hence a way to save himself a lot of tedious paperwork. In "Florida Rental," Amanda Gribb finds a radical solution to the problem of a ruthless rancher who has turned his cattle onto her land for grazing. Other, longer stories feature people with their broken homes and broken hearts littering the state, e.g., "Men Crawling Out of Trees," in which Northeasterners Mitchell and Eugenie experience the unraveling of their complicated marriage in the stripped-bare environment of Wyoming. This poignant and often humorous collection is packed with well-drawn characters that linger in the mind and heart. As expected, the Wyoming landscape is the enduring character in each story, silently wielding its magical and brutal power. Highly recommended for all public libraries.-Jyna Scheeren, Troy P.L., NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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