Annie Proulx's breathtaking story Brokeback Mountain has now been adapted to film by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana. This handsome edition of the story, originally published in the collection Close Range, will coincide with the release of the film in 2005. The release of the film of The Shipping News brought hundreds of thousands of new readers to that novel. Brokeback Mountain is the story of Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, 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-but then reveals itself to be something more. Both men marry and have families, but over the course of many years and frequent 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.
Set in Wyoming's high country, two men forge an intensely emotional and physical attachment that endures hardship and separation.