Barkskins: A Novel

Barkskins: A Novel

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A Washington Post Best Book of the Year & a New York Times Notable Book

From the Pulitzer Prize-­­winning author of The Shipping News and “Brokeback Mountain,” comes the New York Times bestselling epic about the demise of the world’s forests: “Barkskins is grand entertainment in the tradition of Dickens and Tolstoy…the crowning achievement of Annie Proulx’s distinguished career, but… (more)

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So, read it, absorb its urgent message — and try not to think about all the trees that probably went into those 713 pages.

Proulx is particularly effective in conveying the effect of one generation on the next.

With Barkskins it seems that Proulx cast the net too wide, overlooking what can be captured only by going deeper, bringing up to the surface the attributes of storytelling that excite and move us.


Book Details  


Publisher: Scribner (June 14, 2016)

Parent ISBN: 9780743288798

Page count: 736 pages

File size: 7 MB

Language: English


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