Barkskins : a novel / Annie Proulx
- Proulx, Annie
- New York : Scribner, 2016.
- First Scribner hardcover edition.
- Physical Description:
- xii, 717 pages ; 25 cm
- Forêt, hache, famille : 1693-1716 -- " ... helplessly they stare at his tracks" : 1693-1727 -- All these woods once ours : 1724-1767 -- The severed snake : 1756-1766 -- In the lumber camps : 1754-1804 -- "Fortune's a right whore" : 1808-1826 -- Broken sticks : 1823-1840 -- Glory days : 1836-1870 -- The shadow in the cup : 1844-1960s -- Sliding into darkness : 1886-2013 -- Sel family tree -- Duke family tree.
- "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"--
- 9780743288781 (hardcover)
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment (Campus College Libraries); 2016
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