The Ice-Shirt: Volume One of Seven Dreams: A Book of North American Landscapes William T. Vollmann

The Ice-Shirt: Volume One of Seven Dreams: A Book of North American Landscapes

Author: William T. Vollmann
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Book Title
The Ice-Shirt: Volume One of Seven Dreams: A Book of North American Landscapes
Author
William T. Vollmann
ISBN
9780140131963
A majestic fictional evocation of the Norse arrival in the New World, from the National Book Award-winning author of Europe Central The time is the tenth century A.D. The newcomers are a proud and bloody-minded people whose kings once changed themselves into wolves. The Norse have advanced as implacably as a glacier from Iceland to the wastes of Greenland and from there to the place they call Vinland the Good. The natives are a bronze-skinned race who have not yet discovered iron and still see themselves as part of nature.As William T. Vollmann tells the converging stories of these two peoples--and of the Norsewomen Freydis and Gudrid, whose venomous rivalry brings frost into paradise--he creates a tour-de-force of speculative history, a vivid amalgam of Icelandic saga, Inuit creation myth, and contemporary travel writing that yields a new an utterly original vision of our continent and its past.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: William T. VollmannPublisher: Penguin BooksPublished: 08/01/1993ISBN: 9780140131963Pages: 432Weight: 1.11lbsSize: 9.17h x 4.73w x 0.91dReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 07/05/1993
A majestic fictional evocation of the Norse arrival in the New World, from the National Book Award-winning author of Europe Central

The time is the tenth century A.D. The newcomers are a proud and bloody-minded people whose kings once changed themselves into wolves. The Norse have advanced as implacably as a glacier from Iceland to the wastes of Greenland and from there to the place they call Vinland the Good. The natives are a bronze-skinned race who have not yet discovered iron and still see themselves as part of nature.

As William T. Vollmann tells the converging stories of these two peoples--and of the Norsewomen Freydis and Gudrid, whose venomous rivalry brings frost into paradise--he creates a tour-de-force of speculative history, a vivid amalgam of Icelandic saga, Inuit creation myth, and contemporary travel writing that yields a new an utterly original vision of our continent and its past.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: William T. Vollmann
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 08/01/1993
ISBN: 9780140131963
Pages: 432
Weight: 1.11lbs
Size: 9.17h x 4.73w x 0.91d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 07/05/1993
A majestic fictional evocation of the Norse arrival in the New World, from the National Book Award-winning author of Europe Central

The time is the tenth century A.D. The newcomers are a proud and bloody-minded people whose kings once changed themselves into wolves. The Norse have advanced as implacably as a glacier from Iceland to the wastes of Greenland and from there to the place they call Vinland the Good. The natives are a bronze-skinned race who have not yet discovered iron and still see themselves as part of nature.

As William T. Vollmann tells the converging stories of these two peoples--and of the Norsewomen Freydis and Gudrid, whose venomous rivalry brings frost into paradise--he creates a tour-de-force of speculative history, a vivid amalgam of Icelandic saga, Inuit creation myth, and contemporary travel writing that yields a new an utterly original vision of our continent and its past.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: William T. Vollmann
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 08/01/1993
ISBN: 9780140131963
Pages: 432
Weight: 1.11lbs
Size: 9.17h x 4.73w x 0.91d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 07/05/1993