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.
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"Proulx's understanding is at its most remarkable in the astonishing Brokeback Mountain. [She] knows what she could only know...by the infrared that allows a very few writers clear sight in the dark of the imagination." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Brokeback Mountain does some of the best things a story can do. It abolishes the old West cliches, excavates and honors a certain kind of elusive life, then nearly levels you with the emotional weight at its center." (The Boston Sunday Globe)
This is a haunting, resonating short story. The narration is excellent and the story stay with you long after it is completed. I can understand why it was made into a movie; this story begs to be told.
What a wonderfully written and narrated story. Actually enjoyed the images created by the book even bettr than the movie
Wife, mom of one amazing son, and I have the second best job in the world, working in a bookstore :)
Absolutely not. I read with more passion than the narrator. It was dull and unmoving.
Since the novel is so short, I would have to say the entire story.
Lack of emotion!
Alma because I would have a lot of questions about what she knew and when.
Save your Audible credit for something else, but go out and buy the book!
If you liked the film, you will like this every bit as much. Is Annie Prioulx a woman? How can a woman have such amazing insight into the lives of gay men in the 1950s? This is the only writer I know who can create poetry from such sad (and in some ways) sordid lives. Though the outcome is tragic, the fact that two very ordinary men could experience such a passionate and,in their own way, loving feeling for each other gives hope to gay men everywhere. Campbell Scott does an excellent job as narrator too.
If any story can be called a masterpiece, this one deserves the title. Every word of the story has meaning, every phrase crafted and the whole is more haunting and disturbing than anything I have ever read or listened to. Ultimately, I think I have become a better person for listening to this (even after seeing the movie)
Open your mind and prepare to be changed.
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