Not so much a book description. LT thought I wouldn't enjoy this book. When I saw this comment, I rushed to pull my copy of Bad Dirt from my home library. Yes, I know the evaluation is based on the books in my LT library. I love Annie Proulx writing. My copy of Bad Dirt is so yellow-paged I may search out for an ebook edition if available.
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.
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An anthology of short stories, all set in Wyoming, features characters who have a profound effect on the people around them, in such tales as "The Trickle Down Effect," "The Contest," and "What Kind of Furniture Would Jesus Pick?"