Book Review Brunch

Book Review Brunch:

 

Brokeback

Mountain

by Annie Proulx

 

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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  • reggie

    Great book and discussion to match! Nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

    April 21, 2013

  • Bill

    Had a nice time. Thanks!

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great .... Really enjoyed it!!

    April 21, 2013

  • mitch

    Nice discussion and great food! looking forward to next time!

    April 21, 2013

  • Roy L

    great discussion! Thanks!

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, can't make it now, Roy. Sorry for late notice.

    April 21, 2013

  • Kwame

    Can't make it because I'm still drunk from last night.

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Sam R.

    Damn! Love this story but I've got to work. Will make the next one...

    April 20, 2013

    • Roy L

      sorry you can't make Sam. See you soon I hope!

      April 20, 2013

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