Annie Proulx: Bird Cloud

James Bradley

James Bradley

James Bradley is a novelist and critic. His books include three novels, Wrack, The Deep Field and The

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James Bradley

 

Bird Cloud: A Memoir
by Annie Proulx
Fourth Estate
$27.99 pb, 234 pp, 9780007265084

 

Almost two decades ago, when The Shipping News (1993) transformed Annie Proulx into an unlikely literary superstar, one might have been forgiven for thinking she was a writer whose gift lay in quirky depictions of small-town life and in the fetishisation of antiquarian and folk detail.

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Published in April 2011 no. 330

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