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Barkskins

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
From Annie Proulx, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain, comes her masterpiece, 10 years in the writing - an epic, dazzling, violent, magnificently dramatic novel about taming the wilderness and destroying the forest, set over three centuries.

In the late 17th 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.

In this feat of 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. Annie Proulx is one of the most formidable writers of our time, and Barkskins is the story she has been writing all her life: a magnificent American novel.



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2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Barkskins: Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017
Author(s): Annie Proulx
ISBN: 0-00-723200-4 / 978-0-00-723200-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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June 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Barkskins: A Novel
Author(s): Annie Proulx
ISBN: 0-7432-8878-5 / 978-0-7432-8878-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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June 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Barkskins (Thorndike Core)
Author(s): Annie Proulx
ISBN: 1-4104-9089-0 / 978-1-4104-9089-6 (USA edition)
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April 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Barkskins: A Novel
Author(s): Annie Proulx
ISBN: 0-7432-8879-3 / 978-0-7432-8879-8 (USA edition)
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April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Barkskins: Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017
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ISBN: 0-00-723201-2 / 978-0-00-723201-7 (UK edition)
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November 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Barkskins: A Novel
Author(s): Annie Proulx
ISBN: 1-5011-6448-1 / 978-1-5011-6448-4 (USA edition)
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June 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Barkskins
Author(s): Annie Proulx
ISBN: 1-5011-5266-1 / 978-1-5011-5266-5 (USA edition)
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May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Barkskins: Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017
Author(s): Annie Proulx
ISBN: 0-00-819176-X / 978-0-00-819176-4 (UK edition)
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June 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Barkskins: Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017 (Tpb Om)
Author(s): Annie Proulx
ISBN: 0-00-757932-2 / 978-0-00-757932-7 (UK edition)
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June 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Barkskins
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June 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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June 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Barkskins
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June 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Barkskins: A Novel
Author(s): Annie Proulx
ISBN: 1-4423-7006-8 / 978-1-4423-7006-7 (USA edition)
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June 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Barkskins: A Novel
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June 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Barkskins: A Novel
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June 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Barkskins: Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017
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Publisher: Fourth Estate
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