Linny discovers reels of old footage: Buffalo Bill reshooting, on film this time, the battle of Wounded Knee. Its remembered horror rekindles an interest in her heritage. Charlie helps her to pick up where he long ago left off — on the reservation.
But he refuses to desert his wife, at least at first. Nor does he have much faith in Linny's search for identity, though "he knew nothing he said would be heard. She would get involved, and after a few years of passionate activism she might fall away from it and end up on urban sidewalks in the company of street chiefs and hookers. Marianne Macdonald meets Annie Proulx. Elsewhere, the ties of blood prove less significant than other binds.
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The husband falls in love with the place: He drove greasy back roads, through red canyons trickling dirt from slides, over prairie cresting in slow waves. He gets more intimate relations wrong, too: There is a lesson he failed to learn from the Wyoming landscape: Proulx writes in wonderful stews, everything thrown in together: The stories demand a second reading. Her prose is larded with references that gain significance only with hindsight. The resulting language persuades like reality, with a heavy dose of the inconsequential and the incomprehensible.
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