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ISBN13: 9780684800875
ISBN10: 068480087x
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From the bestselling author of The Shipping News comes Postcards, the tale of the Blood family, New England farmers who must confront the twentieth century — and their own extinction. As the family slowly disintegrates, its members struggle valiantly against the powerful forces of loneliness and necessity, seeking a sense of home and place forever lost.

Loyal Blood, eldest son, is forced to abandon the farm when he takes his lover's life, thus beginning a quintessentially American odyssey of solitude and adventure. Yearning for love, yet forced by circumstance to be always alone, Loyal comes to symbolize the alienation and frustration behind the American dream.

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Loyal Blood is forced to abandon his Vermont farm when he commits the most terrible of crimes. Thus begins an odyssey that stretches from New England to the coast of California. Blood mines gold, prospects for uranium, grows beans, ranches, traps, and hunts for fossils. Teeming with historical detail and powerful portraits, Proulx's mesmerizing first novel is a new American classic.

About the Author

Annie Proulx's The Shipping News won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the National Book Award for Fiction, and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize. She is the author of two other novels: Postcards, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, and Accordion Crimes. She has also written two collections of short stories, Heart Songs and Other Stories and Close Range. In 2001, The Shipping News was made into a major motion picture. Annie Proulx lives in Wyoming and Newfoundland.

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Yellowfinch, January 30, 2012 (view all comments by Yellowfinch)
This is Annie Proulx' first novel and definitely my favorite read of 2011. The Shipping News and her latest non-fiction, Bird Cloud are excellent reads, but Postcards was superb. Beautiful and descriptive prose, it tells a tale despair of a family that is disintegrating and their individual struggle to exist in a rapidly changing world. Each sentences in this book are so powerful, it grabs you and makes you want to take your time to read and savor it slowly.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684800875
Author:
Proulx, E. Annie
Author:
Proulx, Annie
Author:
Proulx, E. Annie
Author:
Prouix, Annie
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
New england
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Farm life -- Fiction.
Subject:
New England Fiction.
Subject:
Pastoral fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
94-9
Publication Date:
August 1994
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 9.52 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Loyal Blood is forced to abandon his Vermont farm when he commits the most terrible of crimes. Thus begins an odyssey that stretches from New England to the coast of California. Blood mines gold, prospects for uranium, grows beans, ranches, traps, and hunts for fossils. Teeming with historical detail and powerful portraits, Proulx's mesmerizing first novel is a new American classic.
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