Bad Dirt

Bad Dirt : Wyoming Stories 2

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Annie Proulx follows the success of Close Range with another remarkable collection of stories. Bad Dirt is filled with the vivid characters for which Proulx has become known. In "The Contest," the male population of Elk Tooth, Wyoming, vows to put aside their razors for two seasons, ante up ten dollars each, and wait to see who has the longest beard on July 4. Deb Sipple, the moving protagonist of "That Trickle-Down Effect," finds that his opportunism-and his smoking habit-lead to a massive destruction. In every story in this book, Proulx displays her wit and her knowledge of the West, of history, and most of all of characters who must use sheer will and courage to make it in tough territory.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 167.6 x 177.8 x 40.6mm | 340.2g
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 0792734165
  • 9780792734161

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"Robinson returns with a second novel that...will do no less than tell the story of America-- and break your heart.... [A] novel as big as a nation, as quiet as thought, and moving as prayer. Matchless and towering."
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2,834 ratings
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4 45% (1,266)
3 23% (650)
2 4% (111)
1 1% (19)
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