The Son by Philipp MeyerThe Son by Philipp Meyer

The Son

byPhilipp Meyer

Hardcover | November 26, 2014

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Philipp Meyer, the acclaimed author of American Rust, returns with The Son: an epic of the American West and a multigenerational saga of power, blood, land, and oil that follows the rise of one unforgettable Texas family, from the Comanche raids of the 1800s to the to the oil booms of the 20th century.

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.

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...
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Title:The SonFormat:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.5 inPublished:November 26, 2014Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062120395

ISBN - 13:9780062120397

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Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Son Very hard to follow. Jumped around in time and characters as it followed the lives of the family the book was about
Date published: 2015-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Son Great historical fiction! Well written and researched. Also suggest Empire of the Summer Moon.
Date published: 2014-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wild Ride I personally enjoyed this novel - it was raw and unforgiving. From start to finish, I felt as if I was living along side the McCullough family 165 years ago.
Date published: 2014-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wild Ride I personally enjoyed this novel - it was raw and unforgiving. From start to finish, I felt as if I was living along side the McCullough family 165 years ago.
Date published: 2014-10-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Son Too long and difficult to correlate, but well written. Ultimately too sad a view of Texas and its robber barons for me.
Date published: 2014-07-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tedious Reading I could not finish this book , which is very unusual for me. Lost all interest in the story by the time I got half way through it.
Date published: 2014-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Historical Fiction I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It has a family tree at the beginning which is very helpful. 
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Epic I feel like the McCulloughs are my family I know them so well. Totally worth the 570 page commitment. Will be an award winner and perennial favourite without a doubt.
Date published: 2013-04-18

Editorial Reviews

“An epic of the American Southwest, Meyer’s masterly second novel follows several generations of a Texas ranching and oil dynasty through the 19th and 20th centuries…”