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Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx
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Jan 09, 12

Read in January, 2012

I listened to this book on audio (only one CD) and was blown away by the simplicity, beauty and sadness that Annie Proulx was able to bring forward in just a short story.

Brokeback Mountain is about Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two ranch hands who come together when they're working as sheepherder and camp tender one summer on a range above the tree line. At first, sharing an isolated tent, the attraction is casual, inevitable, but something deeper catches them that summer.

Both men work hard, marry, and have kids because that's what cowboys do. But over the course of many years and frequent separations this relationship becomes the most important thing in their lives, and they do anything they can to preserve it.
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