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Jun 2011
Postcards - E. Annie Proulx - Flamingo, 1994
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Well, I wasn't exactly expecting a barrel of laughs. E. Annie Proulx wrote the story on which Ang Lee's fine film Brokeback Mountain is based, so a well-told tragedy about similarly uneducated and inarticulate characters was what I was expecting and was exactly what I got. The writing is fabulously rich and the characters are good, but the attempts to avoid the obvious plot developments rob the reader of the catharsis that good tragedy should have.
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