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Barkskins: a novel

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From Annie Proulx--the Pulitzer Prize-­ and National Book Award-­winning author of The Shipping News and "Brokeback Mountain," comes her masterwork: an epic, dazzling, violent, magnificently dramatic novel about the taking down of the world's forests. In the late seventeenth century two penniless young Frenchmen, René Sel and Charles Duquet, arrive in New France. Bound to a feudal lord, a " seigneur ," for three years in exchange for land, they become wood-cutters--barkskins. René suffers extraordinary hardship, oppressed by the forest he is charged with clearing. He is forced to marry a Mi'kmaw woman and their descendants live trapped between two inimical cultures. But Duquet, crafty and ruthless, runs away from the seigneur, becomes a fur trader, then sets up a timber business. Proulx tells the stories of the descendants of Sel and Duquet over three hundred years--their travels across North America, to Europe, China, and New Zealand, under stunningly brutal conditions--the revenge of rivals, accidents, pestilence, Indian attacks, and cultural annihilation. Over and over again, they seize what they can of a presumed infinite resource, leaving the modern-day characters face to face with possible ecological collapse. 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. Annie Proulx is one of the most formidable and compelling American writers, and Barkskins is her greatest novel, a magnificent marriage of history and imagination.
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9780743288781
9781410490896
9781442381049
9781509412044
9781442370067
9781476771823
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Full title barkskins
Author proulx annie
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display_description "Barkskins open 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"--
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series Thorndike Press large print core
series_with_volume Thorndike Press large print core|
subject_facet Audiobooks, Canada -- History -- 17th century, Epic fiction, Epic fiction, American, Families -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, American, Indentured servants -- 17th century -- Fiction, Large type books
title_display Barkskins : a novel
title_full Barkskins : a novel / Annie Proulx, Barkskins A Novel, Barkskins [sound recording] : a novel / Annie Proulx, Barkskins [text (large print)] : a novel / Annie Proulx
title_short Barkskins :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Epic fiction, Epic fiction, American, Families, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, American, History, Indentured servants, Large type books, Literature