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The Resource Barkskins, Annie Proulx, (text large print)

Barkskins, Annie Proulx, (text large print)

Label
Barkskins
Title
Barkskins
Statement of responsibility
Annie Proulx
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Bark Skins open 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"--
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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
Character
Award
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2016.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
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10480809
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DLC
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Proulx, Annie
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.R697
LC item number
B37 2016b
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
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Families
Target audience
adult
Label
Barkskins, Annie Proulx, (text large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
907 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410490896
Lccn
2016015509
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 944087615
  • (OCoLC)944087615
Label
Barkskins, Annie Proulx, (text large print)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
907 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410490896
Lccn
2016015509
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 944087615
  • (OCoLC)944087615

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