Postcards by E. Annie Proulx

ards is E. Annie Proulx's 1992 novel about the life and travels of Loyal Blood across the American West. The critically acclaimed predecessor to Proulx's award-winning The Shipping News, it cuts between stories of Loyal's travels and the stories of his own family whom he keeps in contact with for decades by postcard. The novel's ambiguous content provides a more personal view of America in the 20th Century, dealing with themes of War, Industrialisation and The American Dream. It also provides a glimpse into the way a family unit is slowly destroyed due to this arrival of a new age. Fate is one of the chief themes that the novel holds to, and the idea that no matter how hard one works for a better life, fate will never let you.

The 2104th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction (PEN/Faulkner)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Postcards Paperback 438239 $6.00 $0.25 1994
Postcards Paperback 9433275 $3.48
Postcards Paperback 7820438 $6.29 $0.01 1994
Postcards Kindle Edition 94091 $9.73 2007
Postcards Paperback 1786869 $3.68 $0.01 1994
Postcards Paperback 4995337 $2.87 $0.01 2003
Postcards (Scribner Classics) Hardcover 1093070 $13.69 $3.49 1996
Postcards Hardcover 8863472 $0.01 $0.01
Postcards Paperback 6083925 $1.00 $0.01 1996
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