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by William Kittredge,Allen Morris Jones

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  • ISBN 1592288197
  • ISBN13 978-1592288199
  • Language English
  • Author William Kittredge,Allen Morris Jones
  • Publisher Lyons Press (December 1, 2005)
  • Pages 352
  • Formats lrf rtf mbr txt
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Short Stories and Anthologies
  • Size ePub 1953 kb
  • Size Fb2 1947 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 711

Montana has long drawn the outcasts and the dreamers, the searchers and the hiders--and the writers. Here are twenty-one stories from the frontier of our country and the edge of our national imagination.The cast of characters in these stories is as big as the state. There''s the cuckolded father in Richard Ford''s classic, "Great Falls," or Ralph Beers''s hero in "Big Spenders," sitting with his umbrella drink, dreaming about palm trees and white crescent beaches. And Thomas McGuane''s narrator in "Like a Leaf," eavesdropping on the narrators and watching other people''s lives. Chris Offutt''s protagonist in "Tough People" is trying to earn enough money in amateur boxing to get out of town, while Mary Clearman Brew''s narrator in "Bears and Lions" describes how her home is moving away from her--how the West is leaving her behind. Montana has for years been a special place for writers. The Best of Montana''s Short Fiction is long overdue.

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The Best of Montana's Short Fiction. Both men live in Bozeman, Montana. Rick Bass Allen Jones Ralph Beer Pete Fromm Russell Chatham William Kittredge Fred Haefele Dan Flores Kim Zupan Wally Mcrae James Crumley Tim Cahill Toby Thompson Scott Mcmillion Denis Johnson Gary Ferguson Doug Peacock Brian Baise Jon A. Jackson Greg Keeler Stephen J. Bodio Charles F. Waterman E. Donnall Thomas, Jr. Alan Kesselheim Robert F. Jones Annick Smith John Barness William Hjortsberg Geoff Norman Caroline.

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William Kittredge (born 1932) is an American writer from Oregon, United States, who has then been mostly living in Missoula, Montana. He was born in 1932 in Portland, Oregon, and grew up on a ranch in Southeastern Oregon's Warner Valley in Lake County where he attended school in Adel, Oregon, and later would attend high school in California and Oregon. He earned his undergraduate degree in agriculture from Oregon State University.

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I had just finished reading "The Big Sky Reader" and was hungry for more Montana stories. "The Best of Montana's Short Fiction" was beautifully written, but most of the stories are dark. While "Big Sky" mostly dealt with the beauty and vastness of Montanas' landscape, this collection of stories deals with the hard scrabble lives of Montanans who live within the reality of ranch life, low paying jobs, 9 months of cold weather, cruelty of life on the vast plains, solitary existences miles from the next neighbor, and the rough characters who try to "make it" here. The stories are startling, and stay with you while you try to sleep. The writing is beautiful, artful, vivid, and many I had to go back and read again because I didn't want the story to end. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in cowboy life and the vast plains and solitude on the edge of magnificent mountains. My whole life I wanted to run away to Montana. In some ways, this book left me content to admire it from afar
Of all the Western states, Montana surely has had more than its share of good writers. Here are short stories by 21 of them, each a well crafted and telling glimpse into the lives of modern day people living under that timeless Big Sky. Many of my favorites are here, especially Ralph Beer and Kim Zupan, neither of whom have written and published nearly enough fiction or nonfiction for my money. And there are many more: Jon Billman, Richard Ford, David Long, and the wonderful Maile Meloy whose poignantly conceived characters can break your heart. Tom McGuane is also here, with his bushwhacked perspective on just about everything.

Editors Kittredge and Jones happily include stories of their own. In both, as in several others, the melancholy shadow of Raymond Carver lurks in portrayals of lives lived on the ragged edge of lost hopes. But balanced against this is a redeeming (if sometimes misdirected) toughness that preserves a kind of integrity in the face of adversity. A gentle older man with a leg brace picks up a woman at a topless bar when his alcoholic girlfriend leaves him for a man from her past in Beer's "Big Spenders." An obsessive trout fisherman and aspiring participant in Little Bighorn reenactments takes a school teacher friend on a hilarious trip to Deadwood, South Dakota in Billman's "Custer on Mondays." The hapless narrator of John Canty's "Junk" gets a visit from his hard-as-nails ex-wife, and as an old Thunderbird figures into the story, the rest is literally a matter of waiting for an accident to happen.

A young rancher, living alone, becomes obsessed with a Hutterite girl he's never spoken to in Pete Fromm's "Hoot." In Jones' darkly angry "Jacob Dies," a down-on-his-luck cowboy goes on a desperate search for a runaway wife and buys a ranch of another kind. Relationships in most of the stories are tenuous and failing, though in Kittredge's "Do You Hear Your Mother Talking?" something hopeful materializes as a troubled man and a woman confront his failed nerve over a suitcase he is packing. Something similar happens for a middle-aged widow in Annick Smith's lovely autobiographical "It's Come to This."

There are two boxing stories, Neil McMahon's tender "Heart," about a boxer in bouts with two prison inmates, and Chris Offut's "Tough People," in which a gambler with designs on a young woman coaches her in a match with a much tougher woman. In Malanie Rae Thon's sorrowful "Father, Lover, Deadman, Dreamer," a father and wayward daughter live a lifetime of grief after a hit-and-run accident. Finally, there are "brokeback" undercurrents in Kim Zupan's "The Mourning of Ignacio Rosa," as a sheriff investigates the death of a gay ranch hand.

Not *all* of Montana's best by far, but a terrific sampling. For an introduction to many more writers from the American West, see Kittredge's anthology, "The Portable Western Reader."