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The Resource Barkskins : a novel, Annie Proulx, (electronic resource)

Barkskins : a novel, Annie Proulx, (electronic resource)

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Barkskins : a novel
Title
Barkskins
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Annie Proulx
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Narrator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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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Proulx, Annie
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fiction
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Narrated by Robert Petkoff
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  • Petkoff, Robert
  • Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm)
  • OverDrive, Inc
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  • Families
  • Fiction
  • Indentured servants
  • Canada
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Label
Barkskins : a novel, Annie Proulx, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (25 hr., 55 min.)
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online
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9781442381049
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080a4000-ade1-4672-95b5-2784ecc80d14
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Z100014861
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  • 1262180
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Label
Barkskins : a novel, Annie Proulx, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Downloadable audio file
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (25 hr., 55 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781442381049
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
080a4000-ade1-4672-95b5-2784ecc80d14
Publisher number
Z100014861
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)951977065
  • (OCoLC)ocn951977065
  • 1262180
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not applicable
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