Wyoming… Hell on Earth?

Annie Proulx’s new collection of short stories Fine Just the Way It Is is getting good reviews–with a common element. The New York Times says, “Her sense of story is admirable, her sentences are artful, and she writes like a demon. ”

The folks at the New West book review also smell brimstone. They say, “Strictly speaking, not all of these nine stories are set in Wyoming—two of them occur in Hell. But the reader can be hard pressed to tell the difference between these locales as Proulx skips capably through time.”–David E