Barkskins: A Novel

Barkskins: A Novel Author Annie Proulx
ISBN-10 0743288793
ISBN-13 9780743288798
Year 2017-04-11
Pages 736
Language English
Publisher Scribner
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Finalist for the Kirkus Prize for Best Novel A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post Best Book of the Year From the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain comes the New York Times bestselling epic about the demise of the worlds forests Barkskins is grand entertainment in the tradition of Dickens and Tolstoythe crowning achievement of Annie Proulxs distinguished career but also perhaps the greatest environmental novel ever written San Francisco Chronicle In the late seventeenth century two young Frenchmen Ren Sel and Charles Duquet arrive in New France Bound to a feudal lord for three years in exchange for land they become wood cuttersbarkskins Ren suffers extraordinary hardship oppressed by the forest he is charged with clearing He is forced to marry a native woman and their descendants live trapped between two cultures But Duquet runs away becomes a fur trader then sets up a timber business Annie Proulx tells the stories of the descendants of Sel and Duquet over three hundred yearstheir travels across North America to Europe China and New Zealandthe revenge of rivals accidents pestilence Indian attacks and cultural annihilation Over and over they seize what they can of a presumed infinite resource leaving the modern day characters face to face with possible ecological collapse A stunning bracing full tilt ride through three hundred years of US and Canadian historywith the type of full immersion plot that keeps you curled in your chair reluctant to stop reading Elle Barkskins showcases Proulxs inimitable genius of creating characters who are so vivid that we follow them with fierce attention This is Proulx at the height of her powers as an irreplaceable American voice Entertainment Weekly Grade A and Barkskins is an awesome monument of a book The Washington Post the masterpiece she was meant to write The Boston Globe As Anthony Doerr says This magnificent novel possesses the dark humor of The Shipping News and the social awareness of Brokeback Mountain

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