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Barkskins pb

By Annie Proulx
Price:
Rs.1,195.00
ISBN:
9780007232017
Weight:
522 Grams
Dimensions:
5 x 2 x 8
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Product Description

From Annie Proulx—the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain—comes her masterpiece ten years in the writing: an epic dazzling violent magnificently dramatic novel about taming the wilderness and destroying the forest set over two centuries.In the late seventeenth century two illiterate woodsmen Rene Sel and Charles Duquet make their way from Northern France to New France to seek a living. Bound to a feudal lord a “seigneur” for three years in exchange for land they suffer extraordinary hardship always in awe of the forest they are charged with clearing sometimes brimming with dreams of its commercial potential. Rene marries an Indian healer and they have children mixing the blood of two cultures. Duquet travels the globe and back starting a logging company that will prosper for generations. Proulx tells the stories of the children grandchildren and descendants of these two lineages the Sels and the Duquets as well as the descendants of their allies and foes as they travel back to Europe to China to New England always in quest of a livelihood or a fortune or fleeing stunningly brutal conditions—accidents pestilence Indian attacks the revenge of rivals.Beyond her vast research and astonishing imagination Proulx’s inimitable genius is her creation of characters who are so vivid—in their greed lust vengefulness sorrow compassion and hope—that we follow them with fierce attention and when they die there are others equally visceral and magnetic. Annie Proulx is one of the most formidable writers of our time and Barkskins is her Moby Dick the story she has been writing all her life a magnificent American novel.

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