The Resource Barkskins, Annie Proulx, (electronic resource)

Barkskins, Annie Proulx, (electronic resource)

Label
Barkskins
Title
Barkskins
Statement of responsibility
Annie Proulx
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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, Ren? 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. Ren? 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
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Barkskins, Annie Proulx, (electronic resource)
Label
Barkskins, Annie Proulx, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Related Contributor
Related Location
Related Agents
Related Authorities
Related Subjects
http://library.link/vocab/cover_art
https://secure.syndetics.com/index.aspx?isbn=9781476771823/LC.GIF&client=mvsal&upc=&oclc={systemControlNumber
Dimensions
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/discovery_link
{'MVLS eContent': 'http://pac.sals.edu/polaris/view.aspx?cn=1245823'}
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476771823
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
588aba5e-571d-4186-8e04-534fb875eb23
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Processing Feedback ...