Returning to the territory of “Brokeback Mountain,” National
Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Proulx delivers a stunning and
visceral collection of new stories. In Fine Just the Way It Is, she has
expanded the limits of the form. Her stories about multiple generations of
Americans struggling through life in the West are a ferocious, dazzling
panorama of American folly and fate.
Proulx’s characters try to climb out of poverty and
desperation but get cut down as if the land itself wanted their blood. Deeply
sympathetic to the men and women fighting to survive in this harsh place,
Proulx turns their lives into fiction with the power of myth—and leaves the
listener in awe.
The winner of two O. Henry Prizes, Annie Proulx has been
anthologized in every major collection of great American stories. Her bold,
inimitable language, her exhilarating eye for detail and her dark sense of
humor make this a profoundly compelling collection. Download and start listening now!