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E. Annie Proulx's first novel, Postcards, winner of the 1993 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction, tells the mesmerizing tale of Loyal Blood, who misspends a lifetime running from a crime so terrible that it renders him forever incapable of touching a woman.

Blood's odyssey begins in 1944 and takes him across the country from his hardscrabble Vermont hill farm to New York, across Ohio, Minnesota, and Montana to British Columbia, on to North Dakota, Wyoming, and New Mexico and ends, today, in California, with Blood homeless and near mad. Along the way, he must live a hundred lives to survive, mining gold, growing beans, hunting fossils and trapping, prospecting for uranium, and ranching. In his absence, disaster befalls his family; greatest among their terrible losses are the hard-won values of endurance and pride that were the legacy of farm people rooted in generations of intimacy with soil, weather, plants, and seasons.

Postcards chronicles the lives of the rural and the dispossessed and charts their territory with the historical verisimilitude and writerly prowess of Cather, Dreiser, and Faulkner. It is a new American classic.

Synopsis:

E. Annie Proulx's first novel, Postcards, winner of the 1993 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction, tells the mesmerizing tale of Loyal Blood, who misspends a lifetime running from a crime so terrible that it renders him forever incapable of touching a woman.

Blood's odyssey begins in 1944 and takes him across the country from his hardscrabble Vermont hill farm to New York, across Ohio, Minnesota, and Montana to British Columbia, on to North Dakota, Wyoming, and New Mexico and ends, today, in California, with Blood homeless and near mad. Along the way, he must live a hundred lives to survive, mining gold, growing beans, hunting fossils and trapping, prospecting for uranium, and ranching. In his absence, disaster befalls his family; greatest among their terrible losses are the hard-won values of endurance and pride that were the legacy of farm people rooted in generations of intimacy with soil, weather, plants, and seasons.

Postcards chronicles the lives of the rural and the dispossessed and charts their territory with the historical verisimilitude and writerly prowess of Cather, Dreiser, and Faulkner. It is a new American classic.

Synopsis:

Here is the critically acclaimed first novel by the bestselling author of The Shipping News. Postcards is the story of the Blood family, New England farmers who must grudgingly face the onslaught of modernity, and with it the forces that threaten their own extinction. As the family slowly disintegrates, its members struggle to regain a sense of home and place that may soon be forever lost.

About the Author

E. Annie Proulx lives in Wyoming, but spends much of the year traveling North America. She has held NEA and Guggenheim Fellowships and residences at Ucross Foundation in Wyoming. Her short story collection, Heart Songs and Other Stories, appeared in 1988, followed in 1992 by Postcards, which won the 1993 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. The 1993 novel The Shipping News won the Chicago Tribune's Heartland Award, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, the National Book Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. Accordian Crimes, Proulx's most recent novel, was published in June 1996.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684833682
Author:
Proulx, E. Annie
Author:
Proulx, Annie
Author:
Proulx, E. Annie
Author:
Prouix, Annie
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Farm life -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Pastoral fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Classic Edition
Series:
Scribner Classics
Series Volume:
no. 708
Publication Date:
October 1996
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 21.35 oz

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Product details 352 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9780684833682 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , E. Annie Proulx's first novel, Postcards, winner of the 1993 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction, tells the mesmerizing tale of Loyal Blood, who misspends a lifetime running from a crime so terrible that it renders him forever incapable of touching a woman.

Blood's odyssey begins in 1944 and takes him across the country from his hardscrabble Vermont hill farm to New York, across Ohio, Minnesota, and Montana to British Columbia, on to North Dakota, Wyoming, and New Mexico and ends, today, in California, with Blood homeless and near mad. Along the way, he must live a hundred lives to survive, mining gold, growing beans, hunting fossils and trapping, prospecting for uranium, and ranching. In his absence, disaster befalls his family; greatest among their terrible losses are the hard-won values of endurance and pride that were the legacy of farm people rooted in generations of intimacy with soil, weather, plants, and seasons.

Postcards chronicles the lives of the rural and the dispossessed and charts their territory with the historical verisimilitude and writerly prowess of Cather, Dreiser, and Faulkner. It is a new American classic.

"Synopsis" by , Here is the critically acclaimed first novel by the bestselling author of The Shipping News. Postcards is the story of the Blood family, New England farmers who must grudgingly face the onslaught of modernity, and with it the forces that threaten their own extinction. As the family slowly disintegrates, its members struggle to regain a sense of home and place that may soon be forever lost.
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