cover image Heart Songs and Other Stories

Heart Songs and Other Stories

E. Annie Proulx. Harper Perennial, $7.95 (151pp) ISBN 978-0-06-097279-0

Set in fictional Chopping County in the Vermont backwoods, the 11 stories in this authoritative debut couple hunting and fishing lore with the meanness and misery of folk as trapped as the game they pursue. ``Related in clear, tightly honed prose, each of these stories ends with a visceral punch. Proulx is definitely a writer to watch,'' maintained PW. (Feb.)