The Resource Barkskins : a novel, Annie Proulx

Barkskins : a novel, Annie Proulx

Label
Barkskins : a novel
Title
Barkskins
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Annie Proulx
Creator
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"--Amazon
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Proulx, Annie
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.R697
LC item number
B37 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Tree crops
  • Greed
  • Generations
  • Deforestation
Label
Barkskins : a novel, Annie Proulx
Instantiates
Publication
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
sky277560118
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
717 pages
Isbn
9780743288798
Isbn Type
(trade paper)
Lccn
2015030152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
nj 06/16
Other physical details
genealogical tables
Label
Barkskins : a novel, Annie Proulx
Publication
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
sky277560118
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
717 pages
Isbn
9780743288798
Isbn Type
(trade paper)
Lccn
2015030152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
nj 06/16
Other physical details
genealogical tables

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