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Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2 (2004) [Collection]
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The stories in Annie Proulx's new collection are peopled by characters who struggle with circumstances beyond their control in a kind of rural noir half-light. Trouble comes at them from unexpected angles, and they will themselves through it, hardheaded and resourceful. Bound by the land and by custom, they inhabit worlds that are often isolated, dangerous, and in Proulx's prose, vivid." In "What Kind of Furniture Would Jesus Pick?" rancher Gilbert Wolfscale, alienated from his sons, bewildered by his criminal ex-wife, gets shoved down his throat the fact that the old-style ranch life has gone. Several stories concern the eccentric denizens of Elk Tooth, a tiny hamlet where life revolves around three bars. Elk Toothers enter beard-growing contests, scrape together a living hauling hay, catch poachers in unorthodox ways. "Man Crawling Out of Trees" is about urban newcomers from the east and their discovery, too late, that one of them has violated the deepest ethics of the place. Above all, these stories are about the lives of rapidly disappearing rural Americans.

Contents:

  • The Hellhole
  • The Indian Wars Refought
  • The Trickle Down Effect
  • What Kind of Furniture Would Jesus Pick?
  • The Old Badger Game
  • Men Crawling Out of Trees
  • The Contest
  • The Wamsutter Wolf
  • Summer of the Hot Tubs
  • Dump Junk
  • Florida Rental

Original title: Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionRural & Small Town Life
FictionGeneral FictionRegional Interest


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Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2 (2004)
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Language: English

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Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2 (March 23, 2005)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Waterville, Maine
Publisher: Thorndike Press
ISBN: 9780786273560
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.4 x 1.1 in
Pages: 341
Notes: Large Print Edition

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Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2 (September 20, 2005)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 9780743260145
Dimensions: 5.2 x 7.9 x 0.6 in
Pages: 240

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Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2 (June 30, 2005)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 9781416505006
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.5 x 1 in
Pages: 241

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Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2 (June 6, 2005)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 9780007198870
Dimensions: 5 x 7.6 x 0.8 in
Pages: 240

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Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2 (November 30, 2004)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 9780743257992
Dimensions: 6.5 x 9.3 x 1
Pages: 240

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Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2 (December 14, 2004)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 9780007196913
Dimensions: 5.3 x 7.8 x 0.9 in
Pages: 256

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