The ice-shirt

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Viking, Oct 1, 1990 - Fiction - 415 pages
36 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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Vollmann is a great writer. - Goodreads
The writing is in turns abrupt and - Goodreads
This is WILLIAM FOCKING VOLLMANN writing about VIKINGS. - Goodreads

Review: The Ice-Shirt (Seven Dreams #1)

User Review  - Kurt - Goodreads

Perhaps uneven - or perhaps this is a fault of mine, for occasionally not being in the right frame of mind for fictionalized Norse mythology - but Vollmann is as good as they get, as evidenced by how the low spots of this book are never too low, and the high spots are astoundingly high. Read full review

Review: The Ice-Shirt (Seven Dreams #1)

User Review  - Paula - Goodreads

Within these pages, Vollmann has woven a vast, glittering Song of the North. It is a song so eerily stunning, it eludes my abilities to capture in a review. The Song includes the most gorgeous of ... Read full review

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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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About the author (1990)

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.