MINT, AS NEW COPY of this second book in his Watson series, after "Killing Mister Watson." This copy is without fault. The book is perfect and the djust jacket is too. Random House First Edition 98765432 is present, indicating Random House's FIRST EDITION. This copy is SIGNED by Matthiessen in black in on a blank front end paper. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Peter Matthiessen is one of the few American writers ever nominated for the National Book Award for both fiction and nonfiction.
When his novel Killing Mister Watson was published in 1990, the reviews were extraordinary. It was heralded as "a marvel of invention . . . a virtuoso performance" (The New York Times Book Review) and a "novel [that] stands with the best that our nation has produced as literature" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Now Peter Matthiessen brings us the second novel in his Watson trilogy, a project that has been nearly twenty years in the writing. A story of epic scope and ambition, Lost Man's River confronts the primal relationship between a dangerous father and his desperate sons and the ways in which his death has shaped their lives.
Lucius Watson is obsessed with learning the truth about his father. Who was E. J. Watson? Was he a devoted family man, an inspired farmer, a man of progress and vision? Or was he a cold-blooded murderer and amoral opportunist? Were his neighbors driven to kill him out of fear? Or was it envy? And if Watson was a killer, should the neighbors fear the obsessed Lucius when he returns to live among them and ask questions?
The characters in this tale are men and women molded by the harsh elements of the Florida Everglades--an isolated breed, descendants of renegades and pioneers, who have only their grit, instinct, and tradition to wield against the obliterating forces of twentieth-century progress: Speck Daniels, moonshiner and alligator poacher turned gunrunner; Sally Brown, who struggles to escape the racism and shame of her local family; R. B. Collins, known as Chicken, crippled by drink and rage, who is the custodian of Watson secrets; Watson Dyer, the unacknowledged namesake with designs on the remote Watson homestead hidden in the wild rivers; and Henry Short, a black man and unwilling member of the group of armed island men who awaited E. J. Watson in the silent twilight. Only a storyteller of Peter Matthiessen's dazzling artistry could capture the beauty and strangeness of life on this lawless frontier while probing deeply into its underlying tragedy: the brutal destruction of the land in the name of progress, and the racism that infects the heart of New World history.
From the Back Cover:
"Intricately structured, richly documented, utterly convincing . . . certain to linger in the memory like an experience we have lived through but cannot, for all our effort at analysis, comprehend."
-Joyce Carol Oates, The Washington Post Book World
"A novel of high ambition and high achievement. . . . Like Twain and Faulkner, Matthiessen has mastered the knack of achieving a literary effect without viola-ting the authenticity of an unlettered voice."
-Cleveland Plain Dealer
"This novel is Matthiessen at his best-a masterfully spun yarn, a little otherworldly, a dreamlike momentum. . . . Like everything of his, it's also a deep dec-laration of love for the planet."
"The most beautiful and compelling American novel in decades."
"An original and powerful artist . . . who has produced as impressive a body of work as that of any writer of our time. . . . He has immeasurably enlarged our consciousness."
"One of our best writers."
"When all the faddish smoke clears, Peter Matthiessen's work will stand revealed as that of an artist of immense talent, grandeur, and genius."
"One of our few genuine masters."
"The best of the North American capacity for risk, self-knowledge, and the transformation of experience into destiny is to be found in the work of Peter Matthiessen."
Titel: Lost Man's River
Verlag: Random House Inc
Zustand: As New
Auflage: 1st Edition
Buchbeschreibung Random House, 1997. Buchzustand: Good. 1st ed. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP87826194
Buchbeschreibung Random House, 1997. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1st ed. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP9288242
Buchbeschreibung Random House, 1997. Buchzustand: Good. 1st ed. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP4014992
Buchbeschreibung Random House. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2721187668
Buchbeschreibung Random House. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2749598775
Buchbeschreibung Random House. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2749518305
Buchbeschreibung Random House Publishing Group. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0679403779I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Random House Publishing Group. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0679403779I3N10
Buchbeschreibung Random House Publishing Group. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0679403779I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Random House Publishing Group. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0679403779I3N00