Philip Meyer - The Son (2nd Hand Paperback)
The critically acclaimed, New York Times-bestselling epic, a saga of land, blood and power, follows the rise of one unforgettable Texas family from the Comanche raids of the 1800's to the oil booms of the 20th Century.
Eli McCullough is just twelve years old when a marauding band of Comanche storm his Texas homestead, brutally murder his mother and sister and take him captive. Despite their torture and cruelty, Eli - against all odds - adapts to life with the Comanche, learning their ways and language, taking on a new name, finding a place as the adopted son of the band's chief and fighting their wars against not only other Indians but white men too, which complicates his sense of loyalty, his promised vengeance and his very understanding of self.
Deftly interweaving Eli’s story with those of his son Peter and his great-granddaughter JA, The Son maps the legacy of Eli’s ruthlessness, his drive to power and his lifelong status as an outsider, even as the McCullough family rises to become one of the richest in Texas, a ranching and oil dynasty that is as resilient and dangerous as the land they claim.
Yet, like all empires, the McCullough's must eventually face the consequences of their choices.
- Format : Standard Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : As New
- Category : Fiction - Historical Fiction
- Published : 2013
- ISBN : 9780857209443
- SKU : B000043
- PPC : SP450gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Panoramic, deeply evocative and utterly transporting, The Son is a masterpiece American novel - part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story - that combines the narrative prowess of Larry McMurtry with the knife-edge sharpness of Cormac McCarthy." - Publisher.
'Stunning . . . a book that for once really does deserve to be called a masterpiece' - Kate Atkinson.
'Magnificent . . . McCarthy's Border Trilogy is a point of reference, as is There Will Be Blood, but it is not fanciful to be reminded of certain passages from Moby-Dick - it's that good' - The Times.
'Brilliant . . . a wonderful novel' - Lionel Shriver.
"Philipp Meyer's The Son has been rightly labelled an epic. The novel follows, although not chronologically, the narrative of several generations of Texans, from the days of the Frontier to the present day. Through portraying characters of different eras, it explores how a region can change, with violence, money and race as catalysts for these changes. Despite this, its characters are vivid and rich, with their particular narratives
engrossing, as well as contributing to the wider perspective." Google Review.
Philip Meyer is an American fiction writer, and is the author of the novels American Rust and The Son, as well as short stories published in The New Yorker and other places. Meyer also created and produced the AMC television show based on his novel.
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