The Resource Barkskins, Annie Proulx

Barkskins, Annie Proulx

Label
Barkskins
Title
Barkskins
Statement of responsibility
Annie Proulx
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In the late seventeenth century two penniless young Frenchmen, René 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. René 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
  • New France in the late 18th century. Rene Sel, an illiterate woodsman, has made his way from France 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. He is forced to marry a Mi'kmaw woman, and their descendants live trapped between two cultures. We follow 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. -- adapted from back cover
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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
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
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Label
Barkskins, Annie Proulx
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
Control code
ocn944087615
Dimensions
25 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
System control number
(OCoLC)944087615
Label
Barkskins, Annie Proulx
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
Control code
ocn944087615
Dimensions
25 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
System control number
(OCoLC)944087615

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