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Story titles: Extended Family, The Sagebrush Kid, DÃƒÂ©cor (a devil Story), Hoof-Boots and Bolo Tie, Great Divide, Tits Up in a Ditch, Testimony of the Donkey, To Puke Up a Hawk. Annie ProulxÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s story titles in this collection announce the robust wit, the insider knowledge and the sheer exhilaration she brings to these tales of eccentric living in AmericaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s (still) pioneer country. The pioneers are different nowÃ¢â‚¬â€some are billionaires, some are escapists, and some just think the rest of the country has it wrong. Proulx finds all sorts in these stories, including the sometimes bemused, sometimes violently hostile Ã¢â‚¬Å“lifersÃ¢â‚¬Â. Proulx introduces worlds it would be impossible to imagine, yet she makes them seem inevitable. Her knowledge of the west, of history, ranching, landscape and the tenacity and will it takes to live in this territory make her profoundly sympathetic to the struggles of her uniquely compelling characters. No one writes like Annie Proulx. No one has so fiercely and memorably claimed a territory since Faulkner mapped Yoknapatawpha.