Savage Lands (Paperback)

Author: Clark, Clare

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A journey into the wilds of French Louisiana, where a woman shipped from France as a bride and a boy raised by natives are joined by their love of a ruthless soldier, in the latest historical novel from Clare Clark.

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Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mfg Part# 9780547386430
SKU 211970860
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0547386435
Release Date 10/4/2010
Praise
"SAVAGE LANDS is a good old-fashioned...19th-century novel, with all the weight of material detail and all the unexpected turns of plot and shifts of time and place that we expect from such productions. The physical world of Louisiana, its bursting ripeness and rot, becomes a metaphor for the characters' inner lives, and this is undoubtedly where the novel's strength lives."
"Clark's dense, feverish prose....evokes vividly, indeed relentlessly, the exotic setting, the toil and privation of life beyond civilization, and she deserves credit for the intensive research that enables her to do so."
"Clark's descriptions of the land -- brutally hot, swampy, fetid with stagnant, mosquito-breeding water, unprotected from devastating spring floods and autumn hurricanes -- provide a richly atmospheric backdrop for the intertwined lives of three settlers who are newcomers to this unwelcoming terrain....Clark keeps her plot fresh and compelling by immersing us in the primitive conditions these colonists endure....[Her] commitment to historical color is matched by the dramatic arc of an engrossing story."
"[I]ntricately plotted and thick with intr4igue, SAVAGE LANDS gives us an insight into an overlooked era....[Clark] is at her best when describing human suffering...where the intensity of pain demands that literary adornment be kept in check."
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Annotation Clare Clark's third novel uses precise historical detail and vivid natural descriptions to evoke a community of 18th-century French settlers in the Louisiana territory. Clark's story focuses on Elisabeth, an intellectual woman who has been dispatched to America to serve as bride to a stranger, and Auguste, a young outcast who has been ordered to live with the Native Americans to learn their language and habits. These two lines of narrative twine their way around Elisabeth's assigned husband, a dashing soldier named Jean-Claude, who simultaneously charms his way through his reluctant wife's defenses and earns Auguste's trust and admiration. Clark's extensive research and attention to specificity are evident on every page, as she succeeds magnificently in linking the actions and intentions of her characters with the verdant landscape they inhabit.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0405
Publisher Mariner Books

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