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Ice-Shirt, the (1990) [Novel]
by William T. Vollmann Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Series: Seven Dreams: A Book of North American Landscapes
Part: 1

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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 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 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 and utterly original vision of our continent and its past.

Original title: The Ice-Shirt
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHistoricalPrehistoric Epics, Ancient Civilizations, and Precontact Native Americans

Edition #1: Ice-Shirt, the

Ice-Shirt, the (1990)
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Language: English

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Ice-Shirt, the (1990)

ISBN: 0140131965

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