Bound in buff pictorial cloth stamped in black, red, and gold
|Statement||from the French of Jules de Marthold, with illustrations by J.O.B|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||190 p. :|
|Number of Pages||190|
"Bearskin" is a fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, as tale no. A variant from Sicily, Don Giovanni de la Fortuna, was collected by Laura Gonzenbach in Sicilianische Märchen and included by Andrew Lang in The Pink Fairy Book. Italo Calvino included another Italian version, The Devil's Breeches from Bologna, in his Italian Folktales. It is Aarne–Thompson type , . In the first chapter of Bearskin, the accomplished and evocative debut of James A. McLaughlin, we meet a man on the run named Rice, living alone as a protector in the depths of the Appalachian. This book recalls the glories of the First Empire, when grenadiers wore their bearskin hats, and marched and charged, and drove their foes before them, Germans, Austrians, and Russians, at. "Bearskin - a gripping tale written in spare, beautiful prose - tells the tale of Rice Moore, a reluctant hero, competent, resilient, and utterly engaging." - Scott Smith, NYT Bestselling author of A Simple Plan and The Ruins "Bearskin is visceral, raw, and compelling - filled with sights, smells, and sounds truly observed. It's a powerful debut and an absolute showcase of .
Bearskin, the debut novel by James A. McLaughlin, heralded by The New York Times as one of four authors "to watch this summer," has thus achieved the imprimatur that while most assuredly a page-snapping genre entertainment also reaches the rarefied stature of literature/5(). New York Times Book Review. At once brutal and beautiful, Bearskin is a tense, haunting thriller brought to life by McLaughlin’s deft and vivid rendering of the rugged mountain landscape and the beasts that dwell within. A powerful : HarperCollins Publishers. Taken from the arms of her mother as soon as she was born, Sandy Raw and honest, Bearskin Diary gives voice to a generation of First Nations women who have always been silenced, at a time when movements like Idle No More call for a national inquiry into the missing and murdered Aboriginal women/5. Ever since then, the bearskin cap has been awarded to the subsequent Guards regiments of the Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards as a mark of their elite status and as regiments of Her Majesty's Foot Guards.
Listen: Bearskin is a thriller, and as such, perhaps it must maintain a stronger allegiance to story than to philosophy. One should not begrudge a novel its genre, especially a novel as fast-paced and evocative as : James A Mclaughlin. Ninth in the author’s Gray Man series (Mission Critical, , etc.) in which “the most elite assassin in the world” has his hands –CIA Agent Courtland Gentry (the Gray Man) has Serbian war criminal Ratko Babic in his gun sight, but when he decides instead to kill the old beast face to face, he uncovers a massive sex-slavery ring. Usage of the bearskin with the Svea Life Guards dates back to , when Alexander I of Russia presented Charles XIV of Sweden a bearskin cap as a . The bearskin we see today resembles the original bearskins, but they'd have looked different in the 17th and 18th Century. They would not have covered the eyes so much and been as impractical as modern, ceremonial ones are. Nonetheless, today's bearskins did come from the original ones worn, as with mitres, in battle by grenadiers.