The Son Lp

by Philipp Meyer

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | May 28, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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A Globe & Mail 100 Selection

Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching portrait of the bloody price of power,The Sonis 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.

Eli McCullough is thirteen years old when a marauding band of Comanche storm his homestead and take him captive. Brave and clever, Eli quickly adapts to Comanche life, carving a place as the chief's adopted son, and waging war against their enemies, including white men. But when disease, starvation, and overwhelming numbers of armed Americans decimate the tribe, Eli finds himself alone. Neither white nor Indian, civilized or fully wild, he must carve a place for himself in a world in which he does not fully belong-a journey of adventure, tragedy, hardship, grit, and luck that reverberates in the lives of his progeny.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.88 in

Published: May 28, 2013

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062254022

ISBN - 13: 9780062254023

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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The Son Lp

The Son Lp

by Philipp Meyer

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.88 in

Published: May 28, 2013

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062254022

ISBN - 13: 9780062254023

From the Publisher

A Globe & Mail 100 Selection

Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching portrait of the bloody price of power,The Sonis 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.

Eli McCullough is thirteen years old when a marauding band of Comanche storm his homestead and take him captive. Brave and clever, Eli quickly adapts to Comanche life, carving a place as the chief's adopted son, and waging war against their enemies, including white men. But when disease, starvation, and overwhelming numbers of armed Americans decimate the tribe, Eli finds himself alone. Neither white nor Indian, civilized or fully wild, he must carve a place for himself in a world in which he does not fully belong-a journey of adventure, tragedy, hardship, grit, and luck that reverberates in the lives of his progeny.

About the Author

Philipp Meyer is the author of the critically lauded novelAmerican Rust, winner of the 2009Los Angeles TimesBook Prize. It was anEconomistBook of the Year, aWashington PostTop Ten Book of the Year, and aNew York TimesNotable Book. He is a graduate of Cornell University and has an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a James Michener Fellow. A native of Baltimore, he now lives mostly in Texas.

Editorial Reviews

The Son clearly demonstrates how a well-written, thoroughly researched work of fiction illuminates the past. . . ?No land was ever acquired honestly in the history of the earth,? Eli maintains. An outstanding novelist has tilled this fertile ground.? (Santa Fe New Mexican)