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Review: Barkskins by Annie Proulx

Barkskins tells the tale of two dynasties, beginning with the arrival of René Sel and Charles Duquet in seventeenth-century New France, bound to a local lord and forced into becoming barkskins or wood-cutters. Operating as a series of vignettes, Proulx charts the fortunes of both families; one, the Sels, occupying an awkward in-between space, not quite belonging to the Mi’kmaq or migrant white cultures. The other, Duquet’s clan, rise to establish their logging firm as a force within the industry for generations to come.

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