The Son

Simon and Schuster, 18 juil. 2013 - 576 pages
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From the author of the highly acclaimedAmerican Rustcomes his eagerly awaited second novel, an extraordinary multi-generational Texan epic

Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching portrait of the bloody price of power, The Son is an utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American West through the lives of the McCulloughs, an ambitious family as resilient and dangerous as the land they claim.

Love, honour, children are sacrificed in the name of ambition, as the family becomes one of the richest powers in Texas, a dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege. Yet, like all empires, the McCulloughs must eventually face the consequences of their choices.

'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, Financial Times

'Its viscerality and boundless capacity for storytelling puts it on par with the classic of the genre, Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian' SundayTelegraph

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The Son

Avis d'utilisateur  - Keddy Ann Outlaw - Book Verdict

Eli McCullough, the first male child born in the Republic of Texas, is kidnapped at age 13 by Comanches, and from then on his life becomes a study in conflict. During three years of living with the ... Consulter l'avis complet

The Son

Avis d'utilisateur  - Barbara Hoffert - Book Verdict

Captured by Comanches at age 13, Eli McCullough becomes the cruelly ambitious head of a ranching-and-oil concern. Get it; Meyer's debut won multiple awards. Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Chapter Five
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Twenty
Chapter Twentyone
Chapter Twentythree
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À propos de l'auteur (2013)

Philipp Meyer grew up in Baltimore, dropped out of high school and attended Cornell, where he studied English. Since graduating, Meyer has worked as a derivatives trader and a construction worker. His writing has been published in McSweeney's, The Iowa Review, Salon, and New Stories from the South. From 2005-2008 Meyer was a fellow at the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, Texas. He lives near Ithaca in New York State.

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