WyomingeBook - 2019
A Kirkus Best Fiction of 2019 Pick!
A cross between Daniel Woodrell and Annie Proulx, Wyoming is about the stubborn grip of inertia and whether or not it is possible to live without accepting oneself.It&;s 1988 and Shelley Cooper is in trouble. He&;s broke, he&;s been fired from his construction job, and his ex-wife has left him for their next door neighbor and a new life in Kansas City. The only opportunity on his horizon is fifty pounds of his brother&;s high-grade marijuana, which needs to be driven from Colorado to Houston and exchanged for a lockbox full of cash. The delivery goes off without a hitch, but getting home with the money proves to be a different challenge altogether. Fueled by a grab bag of resentments and self punishment, Shelley becomes a case study in the question of whether it&;s possible to live without accepting yourself, and the dope money is the key to a lock he might never find. JP Gritton&;s portrait of a hapless aspirant at odds with himself and everyone around him is both tender and ruthless, and Wyoming considers the possibility of redemption in a world that grants forgiveness grudgingly, if at all.
Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2019
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource text file