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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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

Another dense book by Vollmann (which is his tendency), and one of many of his which interweaves myth and story and ancedote with history. Writes in the style of sagas and ancient myths very ... Read full review

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User Review  - librarianbryan - LibraryThing

This is a strange and difficult book. A liberal retelling of the Vinland Sagas, you won't find a happy ending here. Primarily concerned with Gudrid and Freydis, the daughters of Eirik the Red who ... Read full review


The IceShirt
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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.