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ISBN-10: 014016717X
ISBN-13: 9780140167177
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 08/01/1993
Dimensions: 8.41" L, 5.51" W, 1.78" H

Fathers and Crows: Volume Two of Seven Dreams: A Book of North American Landscapes

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The story of the wars of belief between the French Jesuits and the Iroquois in sixteenth- to eighteenth-century Canada – from the author of Europe Central, winner of the National Book Award

With the same panoramic vision and mythic sensibility he brought to The Ice-Shirt, William T. Vollmann continues his hugely original fictional history of the clash of Indians and Europeans in the New World. It is 400 years ago, and the Black Gowns, French Jesuit priests, are beginning their descent into the forests of Canada, eagerly seeking to convert the Huron–and courting martyrdom at the hands of the rival Iroquois. Through the eyes of these vastly different peoples–particularly through those of the grimly pious Father Jean de Brebeuf and the Indian prophetess Born Underwater–Vollmann reconstructs America’s past as tragedy, nightmare, and bloody spectacle. In the process, he does nothing less than reinvent the American novel as well.

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ISBN-10: 014016717X
ISBN-13: 9780140167177
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 08/01/1993
Dimensions: 8.41" L, 5.51" W, 1.78" H
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