Barkskins a novel
—Proulx, Annie, author.
Book On CD
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"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"--Provided by publisher.

Item Details
Canada -- History -- 17th century.
Families -- Fiction.
Indentured servants -- 17th century -- Fiction.
Epic fiction.
Other Authors:
Petkoff, Robert, narrator.
Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm), publisher.
21 audio discs (26 hours) : digital ; 4 3/4 inches
digital optical 1.4 m. per second stereo Digital recording
audio file CD audio
Other Title:
Bark skins
Compact disc.
Read by Robert Petkoff.
Link to PAC
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