Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2Proulx, Annie
220 pp. Blue front & back panels, black spine with gold imprint. Clean dust jacket. Eleven quirky tales of the West, and Western characters, that are illuminated the author's shrewd eye for remarkable qualities found in seemingly-ordinary people. Annie Proulx's new collection is peopled by characters who struggle with circumstances beyond their control. Born into 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. Very Fine Condition. Scribner, 2004. First Edition. $33.