The Son (Philipp Meyer)

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ISBN: 9780062120403
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - January 28th, 2014

Philipp Meyer’s second novel is no less an undertaking than a multigenerational Texas epic. Five years in the making, THE SON drips with authenticity (Meyer went so far as to drink buffalo blood during his protracted research) and is sure to find its place among seminal texts of Texas literature, including LONESOME DOVE and GIANT. Narrated by three members of the McCullough family---the violent, Comanche-raised founding patriarch Eli, his haunted and rebellious son Peter, and oil magnate great-granddaughter Jeanne Anne, THE SON spans more than 150 years. Along the way, it paints a vivid portrait of the power and ambition of one family that ultimately mirrors the brutal history of the Lone Star State itself. One of our most anticipated titles this year, you don’t want to miss THE SON!

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