The Son

The Son Author Philipp Meyer
ISBN-10 0062120409
ISBN-13 9780062120403
Year 2014-01-28
Pages 592
Language English
Publisher Ecco
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Soon to be a TV Series on AMC starring Pierce Brosnan and co written by Philipp Meyer Now in paperback the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling epic a saga of land blood and power that follows the rise of one unforgettable Texas family from the Comanche raids of the 1800s to the oil booms of the 20th century Part epic of Texas part classic coming of age story part unflinching examination of the bloody price of power The Son is a gripping and utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American west with rare emotional acuity even as it presents an intimate portrait of one family across two centuries Eli McCullough is just twelve years old when a marauding band of Comanche storm his Texas homestead and brutally murder his mother and sister taking him as a captive Despite their torture and cruelty Eli against all odds adapts to life with the Comanche learning their ways their language taking on a new name finding a place as the adopted son of the chief of the band and fighting their wars against not only other Indians but white men too complicating his sense of loyalty his promised vengeance and his very understanding of self But when disease starvation and westward expansion finally decimate the Comanche Eli is left alone in a world in which he belongs nowhere neither white nor Indian civilized or fully wild Deftly interweaving Elis story with those of his son Peter and his great granddaughter JA The Son deftly explores the legacy of Elis ruthlessness his drive to power and his life long status as an outsider even as the McCullough family rises to become one of the richest in Texas a ranching and oil dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege Harrowing panoramic and deeply evocative The Son is a fully realized masterwork in the greatest tradition of the American canon an unforgettable novel that combines the narrative prowess of Larry McMurtry with the knife edge sharpness of Cormac McCarthy

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