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Barkskins, a novel, Annie Proulx

Label
Barkskins, a novel, Annie Proulx
Language
eng
Index
no index present
Literary Form
fiction
Main title
Barkskins
Medium
large print
Oclc number
944087615
Responsibility statement
Annie Proulx
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
Sub title
a novel
Summary
"Barkskins opens in New France in the late 18th century as Rene Sel, an illiterate woodsman makes his way from Northern France to the homeland to seek a living. Bound to a "seigneur" for three years in exchange for land, he suffers extraordinary hardship and violence, always in awe of the forest he is charged with clearing. In the course of this epic novel, Proulx tells the stories of Rene's children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, as well as the descendants of his friends and foes, as they travel back to Europe, to China, to New England, always in quest of a livelihood or fleeing stunningly brutal conditions--war, pestilence, Indian attacks, the revenge of rivals. Proulx's inimitable genius is her creation of characters who are so vivid--in their greed, lust, vengefulness, or their simple compassion and hope--that we follow them with fierce attention. This is Proulx's most ambitious novel ever, and her master work"--, Provided by publisher