Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 224 p.
From the Publisher
Before she wrote her Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller The
Shipping News, E. Annie Proulx was already producing some of
the finest short fiction in the country. Here are her collected
stories, including two new works never before anthologized.
These stories reverberate with rural tradition, the rites of
nature, and the rituals of small-town life. The country is
blue-collar New England; the characters are native families and the
dispossessed working class, whose heritage is challenged by the
neorural bourgeoisie from the city; and the themes are as elemental
as the landscape: revenge, malice, greed, passion. Told with skill
and profundity and crafted by a master storyteller, these are lean,
tough tales of an extraordinary place and its people.