Brokeback Mountain is the story of Jack Twist and Ennis del Mar, two cowboys who share a small cabin while working as herders and camp tenders during a summer spent on a range far above the tree line. They fall into a relationship that at first seems solely sexual, though later on appears to be something more. Both men marry and have own families, but over the course of many years and several separations they find their relationship becomes the most important thing in both their lives, and they do anything they can to maintain it. Proulx's description of their bond is beautiful and haunting - and often brutal in its portrayal of the hardships, and ultimately the violence, they face. Perfect for both moviegoers and Proulx's already well-established legions of readers, this volume is a handsome and timely edition of one of the most talked-about stories of recent years.
Now a Major Motion Picture!
ANNIE Annie Proulx is the acclaimed author of The Shipping News, That Old Ace in the Hole, Bad Dirt, Accordion Crimes and Close Range. She has won the Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award.