Annie Proulx’s Brokeback Mountain (1997) is a Rebellious Lawyering Conference Reader Perennial.
From Brokeback Mountain:
“In the end the stud duck refused to let Jack’s ashes go. ‘Tell you what, we got a family plot and he’s goin in it.’ Jack’s mother stood at the table coring apples with a sharp, serrated instrument. ‘You come again,’ she said.”
“Like vast clouds of steam from thermal springs in winter the years of things unsaid and now unsayable — admissions, declarations, shames, guilts, fears — rose around them.”
“There was some open space between what he knew and what he tried to believe, but nothing could be done about it, and if you can’t fix it you’ve got to stand it.”