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The Resource Barkskins : a novel, Annie Proulx

Barkskins : a novel, Annie Proulx

Label
Barkskins : a novel
Title
Barkskins
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Annie Proulx
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Working as woodcutters under a feudal lord in seventeenth-century New France, two impoverished young Frenchmen follow separate journeys, one of extraordinary hardship, the other of wealth and craftiness, that shape their families throughout three centuries
  • "Bark Skins 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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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.R697
LC item number
B37 2016
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Barkskins : a novel, Annie Proulx
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
axis360bl2016024306
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 717 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476771823
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0016717183
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Barkskins : a novel, Annie Proulx
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
axis360bl2016024306
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 717 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476771823
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0016717183
Specific material designation
remote

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