The Resource Barkskins, Annie Proulx ; read by Robert Petkoff

Barkskins, Annie Proulx ; read by Robert Petkoff

Label
Barkskins
Title
Barkskins
Statement of responsibility
Annie Proulx ; read by Robert Petkoff
Title variation
Bark skins
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
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 zseigneur,” 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
Dewey number
813.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Robert Petkoff
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Petkoff, Robert
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  • Families
  • Indentured servants
  • Canada
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Barkskins, Annie Proulx ; read by Robert Petkoff
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged audio edition.
Extent
21 audio discs
Groove width / pitch
unknown
Isbn
9781442370067
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
unknown
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Barkskins, Annie Proulx ; read by Robert Petkoff
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged audio edition.
Extent
21 audio discs
Groove width / pitch
unknown
Isbn
9781442370067
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
unknown
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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