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Brokeback Mountain {short story} (1997)

by Annie Proulx

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This book is super short and straight to the point. No floweriness and fillers. I was shocked by how much it made me feel with just these few pages. The way it's delivered makes it so real. ( )
  ToniFGMAMTC | Jan 19, 2017 |
This book is super short and straight to the point. No floweriness and fillers. I was shocked by how much it made me feel with just these few pages. The way it's delivered makes it so real. ( )
  ToniFGMAMTC | Jan 19, 2017 |
This book is, in short, touching. I'm not into cowboys, trust me... But this book... It's just so personal, not to mention a good plot, and I'm crying just thinking about it. Beautiful, interpersonal, and stunning. the only downside is the plot moves a bit too fast, but it's amazing light reading, and I promise you will never forget it. ( )
  ErikJuun | Aug 30, 2016 |
Ennis and Jack drive 1963 flock of a sheep farmer to the pastures on Brokeback Mountain and guard them there one summer. They discover their passion for each other. Only after four years, they meet again. Both have now married and started families. Without their wives to tell the truth, they agree to meet regularly from then on. Jack dreams of divorce and to begin a new life with Ennis.
the story shows the difficulties with homosexuality to live and how the rejection of the environment, shapes the lives of men. ( )
  Ameise1 | Jun 18, 2016 |
The book was ok... not too graphic and very interesting... good for a short story...
recommend it... the movie parallels it beautifully as well... ( )
  Beatriz_V_F | Feb 27, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Annie Proulxprimary authorall editionscalculated
Dettore, M.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dettore, MariapaolaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Scott, CampbellNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Willemse, ReginaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Ennis del Mar wakes before five, wind rocking the trailer, hissing in around the aluminum door and window frames.
"I wish I knew how to quit you."
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Annie Proulx has written some of the most original and brilliant short stories in contemporary literature, and for many readers and reviewers, "Brokeback Mountain" is her masterpiece.

Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two ranch hands, come together when they're working as sheepherder and camp tender one summer on a range above the tree line. At first, sharing an isolated tent, the attraction is casual, inevitable, but something deeper catches them that summer.

Both men work hard, marry, and have kids because that's what cowboys do. But over the course of many years and frequent separations this relationship becomes the most important thing in their lives, and they do anything they can to preserve it.

The New Yorker won the National Magazine Award for Fiction for its publication of "Brokeback Mountain," and the story was included in Prize Stories 1998: The O. Henry Awards. In gorgeous and haunting prose, Proulx limns the difficult, dangerous affair between two cowboys that survives everything but the world's violent intolerance.

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The friendship between Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two cowboys, evolves into an intimate relationship while they are working together as a herder and camp tender, sharing a bond that spans many years and frequent separations.

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