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Barkskins : a novel /

by Proulx, Annie.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Scribner, 2016Description: xii, 717 pages ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780743288781 (hardcover); 9780743288798 (softcover); .Subject(s): Families -- Fiction | Canada -- History -- FictionSummary: This novel begins 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, the author 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 brutal conditions - war, pestilence, attacks by Native Americans, the revenge of rivals. List(s) this item appears in: Fiction - New for Spring 2017
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This novel begins 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, the author 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 brutal conditions - war, pestilence, attacks by Native Americans, the revenge of rivals.

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