Book: Proulx A. «Barkskins»
From Annie Proulx, the Pulitzer Prize-¬winning author of The Shipping News and “Brokeback Mountain,” comes her masterwork: an epic, dazzling, violent, magnificently dramatic novel about the taking down of the world’s forests.. In the late seventeenth century two penniless young Frenchmen, Rene Sel and Charles Duquet, arrive in NewFrance. Bound to a feudal lord, a “seigneur,” for three years in exchange for land, they become wood-cutters – barkskins. Rene 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;...
Формат: Мягкая бумажная, 717 стр.