Fine Just The Way It Is (Unabridged)
2009 Audie Award Finalist for Short Stories/Collections
From Pulitzer Prize–winning author Annie Proulx, an "unforgettable" (Miami Herald) and "vivid" (Oprah Daily) collection of stories set in Wyoming.
Winner of two O. Henry Prizes, Annie Proulx has been anthologized in nearly every major collection of great American stories. Her bold, inimitable language, her exhilarating eye for detail, her dark sense of humor, and her compassion inform this profoundly compelling collection of stories.
Proulx creates a fierce, visceral panorama of American folly and fate in these nine dazzling stories about multiple generations of Americans struggling through life in the West. Each character is a pioneer of a sort—some are billionaires, some are escapists, and some just think the rest of the country has it wrong. Deeply sympathetic to the men and women fighting to survive in this harsh place, Proulx turns their lives into fiction with the power of myth, leaving the reader in awe.
I have and love the print version of this book. The audiobook version has a very good performance by Will Patton but, by and large, the audiobook version is very annoying because the track don’t begin in logical places. Other story collections on audio book have separate tracks for each story but this audiobook has stories beginning in odd places so that it is difficult to go to a story you want to listen to. I’m very disappointed with this purchase.