The ice-shirt

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Viking, Oct 1, 1990 - Fiction - 415 pages
3 Reviews
Recreates the arrival of the Vikings in North America, as rival Greenland women, Freydis and Gudrid, battle each other and the Skraelings and Inuit, the Amerindians they plan to supplant

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User Review  - wjmcomposer - LibraryThing

This book wasn't for me. From the opening pages, I found the author's use of language to be self-indulgent in an almost congratulating way. I'm far too old now to really enjoy the use of language ... Read full review

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User Review  - Larou - LibraryThing

Among the saga-inspired novels I have been reading for my project, William T. Vollmann’s The Ice-Shirt manages to be simultaneously the one closest to the original sagas and the most contemporary one ... Read full review

Contents

The IceShirt
8
IN THE ICE 15321931 341
171
Orthographic Notes
359
Copyright

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Journalist and novelist William T. Vollmann was born in 1959 and educated at Cornell University. He worked as a comptuer programmer before becoming a journalist and covering Bosnia, Sarajevo and Afghanistan. He has written extensively since 1987, when his first book, You Bright and Risen Angels, was published. The Atlas (1996) won the PEN Center USA West Award for the best novel by a writer living west of the Mississippi. His newest work of Non-Fiction is entitled, Imperial.