Barkskins : a novel / Annie Proulx.

Author
Proulx, Annie [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Published/​Created
  • New York, NY : Scribner, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description
xii, 717 pages : genealogical tables ; 25 cm

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"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."-- Provided by publisher.
Other title(s)
Bark skins
ISBN
  • 9780743288781 ((hardcover))
  • 0743288785 ((hardcover))
LCCN
2015030152
OCLC
915943439
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