Cold Mountain: A Novel by Charles FrazierCold Mountain: A Novel by Charles Frazier

Cold Mountain: A Novel

byCharles Frazier

Paperback | August 31, 2006

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Charles Frazier's debut novel, Cold Mountain, which has sold 3 million copies, will be re-issued by Grove in paperback to coincide with the major event publication of his 2nd book, 13 Moons, by Random House on October 3rd, 2006.In 1997, Charles Frazier's debut novelCold Mountain made publishing history when it sailed to the top ofThe New York Times best-seller list for sixty-one weeks, won numerous literary awards, including the National Book Award, and went on to sell over three million copies. Now, the beloved American epic returns, reissued by Grove Press to coincide with the publication of Frazier's eagerly-anticipated second novel,Thirteen Moons. Sorely wounded and fatally disillusioned in the fighting at Petersburg, a Confederate soldier named Inman decides to walk back to his home in the Blue Ridge mountains to Ada, the woman he loves. His trek across the disintegrating South brings him into intimate and sometimes lethal converse with slaves and marauders, bounty hunters and witches, both helpful and malign. At the same time, the intrepid Ada is trying to revive her father's derelict farm and learning to survive in a world wherethe old certainties have been swept away. As it interweaves their stories,Cold Mountain asserts itself as an authentic odyssey, hugely powerful, majestically lovely, and keenly moving.

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Charles Frazier was born in 1950 and grew up in western North Carolina. Frazier received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of North Carolina and his doctorate in American literature from the University of South Carolina. He taught at the University of Colorado and North Carolina State University before writing his...
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Title:Cold Mountain: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.25 inPublished:August 31, 2006Publisher:Grove/AtlanticLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0802142842

ISBN - 13:9780802142849

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'A Whitmanesque foray into America: into its hugeness, its freshness, its scope and its soul.' ?James Polk,The New York Times Book Review'An astonishing debut . . . a genuinely romantic saga that attains the status of literature.'-Malcolm Jones,Newsweek'As close to a masterpiece as American writing is going to come these days.' ?Fred Chappell,Raleigh News & Observer'Charles Frazier's feeling for the Southern landscape is reverential and beautifully composed. He has written an astonishing first novel.' ?Alfred Kazin,The New York Review of Books