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by Annie E Proulx

  • Author: Annie E Proulx
  • ISBN: 1857025903
  • ISBN13: 978-1857025903
  • ePub: 1754 kb | FB2: 1219 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Fourth Estate; New Ed edition (November 4, 1996)
  • Pages: 320
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 972
  • Format: mobi lrf mbr lrf
Postcards ePub download

FOURTH ESTATE, London. 15 The Indian’s Book. 16 The Bigger They Are the Higher They Burn. 17 The Weeping Water Farm Insurance Office.

FOURTH ESTATE, London. 18 What I See. 19 The Lonely Hearts Prisoner. 20 The Bottle-Shaped Tombstone. 22 The Dermatologist in the Wild Wood.

Postcards is E. Annie Proulx's 1992 novel about the life and travels of Loyal Blood across the American West. Postcards has been likened by David Bradley to a Great American Novel. It is the predecessor to Proulx's award-winning The Shipping News. Postcards cuts between stories of Loyal's travels and the stories of his family back in Vermont, to whom he sends irregular postcards about his life and experiences.

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.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. After finishing The Shipping News I knew I had to read another Annie Proulx book. The protagonist of this story, Loyal Blood, is quite different from Quoyle, the protagonist of The Shipping News. From the bestselling author of The Shipping News comes Postcards, the tale of the Blood family. But both of their stories are kick started by the death of a loved one.

There were things to be done, set aright. She drank her cup of tea standing up, looking out at the dark morning. Her hands rattled the cup. Unsteady on her pins, too, she thought, but felt restless. Must be a weather change coming i. he washed the cup and saucer and ate a few slices of apple. No appetite these days. Stout since Dub was born, her flesh had fallen away in the past year. Her reflection startled her – old Grandma Sevins, beaky nose and wrinkles, peering at her. She was seventy-two and looked it, but felt like a young woman except for the shakes.

Also published as E. Annie Proulx Edna Annie Proulx is an American journalist and author. Her second novel, The Shipping News (1993), won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for fiction in 1994. Her short story "Brokeback Mountain" was adapted as an Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe Award-winning major motion picture released in 2005. Brokeback Mountain received massive Also published as E.

Postcards by Annie Proulx - E. Annie Proulx's first novel, Postcards, winner of the 1993 Pen/Faulkner Award for . More books from this author: Annie Proulx. Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! Tell us what you like and we'll recommend books you'll love. Annie Proulx's first novel, Postcards, winner of the 1993 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction, tells the mesmerizing tale of Loyal.

Postcards (novel) - Postcards is E. Annie Proulx s 1992 novel about the life and travels of Loyal Blood across the American West. Written by Marcus Reeves.

This page contains details about the Fiction book Postcards by E. Annie Proulx published in 1992. ards is E. This book is the 2012th greatest Fiction book of all time as determined by thegreatestbooks. The critically acclaimed predecessor to Proulx's award-winning The Shipping News, it cuts between stories of Loyal's travels and the stories of his own family whom he keeps in contact with for decades by postcard.

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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.
Murn
For a really good laugh, (especially if you've already read the book) read the 1 star reviews.
They're absolutely hilarious. I'm still giggling.
I'm in my 60s and have been a voracious reader all my life.
I guess I've read thousands of novels as well as thousands of nonfiction books on whatever subject happened to interest me at the time.
One of those 'whattchamacall' autodidacts.
Post Cards is one of the best damn novels I've ever read.
Let me qualify that:
I hate stories where every damn thing that happens is connected and explained, where every character you meet becomes an integral part of the story and
where everything raps up in a tidy bundle at the end. Hate them.
As you might imagine, not that many writers suit me, especially as I've grown older and more discerning.

I've read all of Annie Proulx's fiction and it's all, top notch.

But if you're looking for laughs and a tidy little story with a sweet ending, in the words of Willi Nelson "She's not for you."
MrCat
After finishing The Shipping News I knew I had to read another Annie Proulx book. The protagonist of this story, Loyal Blood, is quite different from Quoyle, the protagonist of The Shipping News. But both of their stories are kick started by the death of a loved one. Loyal accidentally kills his girlfriend, buries her and takes off from his family's pre-electric WWII era dairy farm in Vermont. Early in his adventure he comes upon a stack of postcards which he uses over the course of his life to write home. These postcards and others top the beginning of most of the chapters.

Annie Proulx' strength is her ability to describe the world. Her descriptions of life on a dairy farm with a horrible father and husband, coal mines, and farming in North Dakota are worth the time invested in the book. She makes you feel what those environments are like and how them impact the people who live in them. I love books that have a section in them that make your heart race and makes it impossible to put down; even very good books often don't have that section. For me, the description of Loyal's life in North Dakota was that bit of reading bliss.

Many characters have real word "thing" names: Loyal, Mink,Jewell. It makes me wonder if I should have read this as an allegory; in the end I didn't see it.

I highly recommend this novel.
Seevinev
The over-all story that is told through the use of postcard segments and snippets will hold your attention unless you need graphic sex and violence your literary (or otherwise) mind. appreciating the level of the writing goes along with the reader's willingness and ability to follow this complex story that rings true for a large segment of society today.
Gagas
Annie Proulx at her best. No false sentimentality, no happy ending. Just a view of life in at it's toughest, viewed through the eyes of a people moving from the bleak, hard, post depression era into a post second world war time of affluence and opportunity.
The characters are real and admirable. For all their faults they are struggling to come to terms with a changing world whilst desperately trying to forget their troubled past.
If you are a Proulx fan, you are already sold. If not, welcome to the realism, humor and imagination of one of the worlds truly great writers.
invincible
Her story & character development are wonderful ! She knows what she is writing about in detail. You know her characters like the real people you know or better. I really love her writing.
Anaginn
Love Annie's writing style and humor and characters. Not a lot of happy endings in any of her work but that's life. I normally don't keep books and pass them on but NOT any of Proulx's; they stay in my library to reread.
Maucage
I am a huge fan of Anne Proulx but this book was my introduction to her writing. I was blown away by this story and the form she uses, literally postcards, to tell the story. Highly recommended.
Introduced to Annie Proulx from her book _Shipping News_, I eagerly snatched this book up with the same expectations and I was delivered of that and more. An outstanding story of family, blood lines, history and human strength and frailty, Annie once again strikes gold. Teased, the reader gets little glimpses of mementos, mail, postcards throughout the novel that relate in intriguing ways to the story content. Probably the biggest teaser would be the first few pages. I challenge any lover of literature to read those pages and put the novel back on the shelf. There is simply no way to resist this book when you have read this entry. My analysis of a great work of literature is my intention to reread the novel again. There are a handfull of books I know I will, as the temptation to read something fresh is always greater. This novel will never be lent out, for I will wait until it dims just the slightest in my memory, and then I will seek it out and read it again with as much anticipation as when I read it the first time. I can't wait!!
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