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
"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"--
Summary
Working as woodcutters under a feudal lord in 17th-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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2016.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10480809
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Proulx, Annie
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / General
  • Families
  • Families
  • Canada
  • Canada
Target audience
adult
Label
Barkskins : a novel, Annie Proulx
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1578757
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 717 pages
Isbn
9780743288781
Lccn
2015030152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical tables
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780743288781
  • (OCoLC)915943439
Label
Barkskins : a novel, Annie Proulx
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1578757
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 717 pages
Isbn
9780743288781
Lccn
2015030152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical tables
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780743288781
  • (OCoLC)915943439

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