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Barkskins - A Novel

Annie Proulx

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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, set over two centuries. In the late eighteenth century Rene Sel, an illiterate woodsman, makes his 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, he suffers extraordinary hardship, always in awe of the forest he is charged with cleaning. Rene marries an Indian healer with children already, and they have more, mixing the blood of two cultures. Proulx tells the stories of the children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren of 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 fleeing stunningly brutal conditions-accidents, pestilence, Indian attacks, the revenge of rivals. Proulx's inimitable genius is her creation of characters who are so vivid-in their greed, lust, vengefulness, or their simple compassion and hope-that we follow them with fierce attention. Annie Proulx is one of the most formidable American writers of our time, and Barkskins is her Moby Dick.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Petkoff

Length:

25h 55m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:50


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

30:15


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

17:42


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

15:00


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

28:35


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

14:51


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

12:01


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

17:20


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

16:19


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

10:43


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

08:59


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

10:27


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

16:47


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

33:11


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

05:42


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

14:05


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

10:19


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

06:58


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

07:32


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

13:01


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

18:39


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

08:54


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

10:30


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

09:12


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

08:59


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

20:33


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

15:55


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

23:08


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

06:52


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

25:23


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

08:49


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

09:33


Part 4, Chapter 32
Part 4, Chapter 32

21:14


Part 4, Chapter 33
Part 4, Chapter 33

13:54


Part 4, Chapter 34
Part 4, Chapter 34

12:55


Part 4, Chapter 35
Part 4, Chapter 35

28:17


Part 4, Chapter 36
Part 4, Chapter 36

26:54


Part 4, Chapter 37
Part 4, Chapter 37

31:23


Part 5, Chapter 38
Part 5, Chapter 38

40:54


Part 5, Chapter 39
Part 5, Chapter 39

24:25


Part 5, Chapter 40
Part 5, Chapter 40

28:00


Part 5, Chapter 41
Part 5, Chapter 41

32:03


Part 6, Chapter 42
Part 6, Chapter 42

20:25


Part 6, Chapter 43
Part 6, Chapter 43

24:26


Part 6, Chapter 44
Part 6, Chapter 44

07:46


Part 6, Chapter 45
Part 6, Chapter 45

07:02


Part 6, Chapter 46
Part 6, Chapter 46

22:52


Part 6, Chapter 47
Part 6, Chapter 47

15:34


Part 6, Chapter 48
Part 6, Chapter 48

09:52


Part 7, Chapter 49
Part 7, Chapter 49

35:44


Part 7, Chapter 50
Part 7, Chapter 50

34:23


Part 7, Chapter 51
Part 7, Chapter 51

15:28


Part 7, Chapter 52
Part 7, Chapter 52

37:53


Part 7, Chapter 53
Part 7, Chapter 53

34:09


Part 8, Chapter 54
Part 8, Chapter 54

34:39


Part 8, Chapter 55
Part 8, Chapter 55

41:42


Part 8, Chapter 56
Part 8, Chapter 56

54:44


Part 8, Chapter 57
Part 8, Chapter 57

50:17


Part 8, Chapter 58
Part 8, Chapter 58

01:19:38


Part 8, Chapter 59
Part 8, Chapter 59

46:55


Part 9, Chapter 60
Part 9, Chapter 60

36:00


Part 9, Chapter 61
Part 9, Chapter 61

17:59


Part 9, Chapter 62
Part 9, Chapter 62

26:56


Part 10, Chapter 63
Part 10, Chapter 63

13:59


Part 10, Chapter 64
Part 10, Chapter 64

42:07


Part 10, Chapter 65
Part 10, Chapter 65

21:49


Part 10, Chapter 66
Part 10, Chapter 66

16:39


Part 10, Chapter 67
Part 10, Chapter 67

13:17


Part 10, Chapter 68
Part 10, Chapter 68

13:43


Part 10, Chapter 69
Part 10, Chapter 69

26:44


Part 10, Chapter 70
Part 10, Chapter 70

32:41


Part 10, Chapter 71
Part 10, Chapter 71

01:41