Barkskins by Annie Proulx


Real vintage Proulx , spanning centuries and telling the story of the destruction of the forests and ecosystem of Canada and north America.

Using a device she used in Accordion Crimes  she follows two families across the centuries.  It’s not an easy read and it’s very sad although it does end on a slightly hopeful note for the world we inhabit. It is very well researched as you would expect and very interesting culturally both European and Native American. It took me a while to read because of the breadth and sheer  numbers of characters but I was glad I persevered.


You can reserve a copy online at South Dublin Libraries’ catalogue here.

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