Archangel: A Novel by Paul Watkins

Archangel: A Novel

byPaul Watkins

Paperback | November 15, 1996

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Lumber baron Noah Mackenzie has a bitter history with the Algonquin forest, and now he's trying to clear-cut the part he considers his own. In the remote Maine town of Abenaki Juntion, only Madeleine Cody stands up to Mackenzie. Using her small newspaper, The Forest Sentinel, she has long tried to peacefully stop the excessive logging. But when radical Adam Gabriel arrives at Abenaki Junction, he proposes a new and dangerous form of protest. Gabriel pushes both Madeleine and Mackenzie to defend what they love - no matter the cost.

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Paul Watkins is the author of five previous books, including Calm at Sunset, Calm at Dawn and Night Over Day Over Night, which was published when he was twenty-three and nominated for the prestigious Booker Prize. He teaches and lives with his family in Princeton, New Jersey.
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Title:Archangel: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.2 × 5.47 × 0.7 inPublished:November 15, 1996Publisher:Picador

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ISBN - 10:0312150555

ISBN - 13:9780312150556

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Businessman Noah Mackenzie has a bitter history with the Algonquin forest, and how he's trying to clear-cut the part he considers his own. Using her small newspaper, Madeleine Cody tries to stop the excessive logging in a peaceful manner. But when a newcomer proposes a radical--and dangerous--form of protest, Madeleine is frustrated enough to try it. Optioned for film by Paramount

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"Paul Watkins is without question one of the most gifted writers of his generation. A storyteller to his bones, he also has language, and a particularly masculine tenderness, and a restless curiosity. The result is work of astonishing variety and range." -Tobias Wolff"Crisp, satisgying . . . The forest over which the characters are struggling takes on a memorable vibrancy and life." -Elle"Rich characterizations and a seamless narrative bring to raoring life this tale of environmental conflict . . . Watkins evokes the grandeur of the woods as well as the wild unpredictability of both natural and social violence." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)