The ice-shirt

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Viking, Oct 1, 1990 - Fiction - 415 pages
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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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This hefty illustrated novel, the first installment of a seven-volume "symbolic history'' of North America, is an imaginative retelling of the Norse discovery of Vinland, with the accent on ... Read full review

Contents

The IceShirt
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IN THE ICE 15321931 341
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Orthographic Notes
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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.