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Publisher Comments:

In Bone by Bone, Peter Matthiessen speaks in the extraordinary voice of the enigmatic and dangerous E. J. Watson, whom we first saw, obliquely, through the eyes of his early twentieth-century Everglades community in Killing Mister Watson.

This astonishing novel, calling to account the violence, virulent racism, and destruction of the land that fueled the so-called American Dream, points an accusing finger straight into the burning eyes of Uncle Sam. Here is the bloodied child of the Civil War and Reconstruction who dreams of recovering the family plantation. He becomes the gifted cane planter nearing success on a wilderness river when he gives in fatally to his accumulating demons. Powerfully imagined, prodigiously detailed, Bone by Bone is a literary tour de force as bold and ambitious as Watson himself.

Review:

"Bone by Bone is a superb novel, one that succeeds dramatically on every level. I read it in great gulps, up each night later than I wanted to be in my hungry impatience to find out more, and more." Joseph Heller

Review:

"A masterpiece." Los Angeles Times Book Review

Review:

"Bone by Bone has all the lineaments of greatness." The Washington Post

Review:

"Like a true tragic figure, [Watson] knows and understands; he does not wriggle to save his own skin....This is a work of genuine dignity." The New York Times

Synopsis:

In this astonishing novel, Matthiessen speaks in the extraordinary voice of the enigmatic and dangerous E.J. Watson, whom readers first saw, obliquely, in Killing Mister Watson, calling to account the violence, virulent racism, and destruction of the land that fueled the so-called American Dream. Map.

Synopsis:

"Watson's voice is an artistic triumph. . .[Bone by Bone] may well come to be regarded as a classic." --San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

In Bone by Bone, Peter Matthiessen speaks in the extraordinary voice of the enigmatic and dangerous E. J. Watson, whom we first saw, obliquely, through the eyes of his early twentieth-century Everglades community in Killing Mister Watson.

This astonishing new novel, calling to account the violence, virulent racism, and destruction of the land that fueled the so-called American Dream, points an accusing finger straight into the burning eyes of Uncle Sam. Here is the bloodied child of the Civil War and Reconstruction who dreams of recovering the family plantation. He becomes the gifted cane planter nearing success on a wilderness river when he gives in fatally to his accumulating demons. Powerfully imagined, prodigiously detailed, Bone by Bone is a literary tour de force as bold and ambitious as Watson himself.

"Like a true tragic figure, [Watson] knows and understands; he does not wriggle to save his own skin," said The New York Times. "This is a work of genuine dignity."

About the Author

Peter Matthiessen lives in Sagaponack, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375701818
Author:
Matthiessen, Peter
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Florida
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Everglades (Fla.)
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Sugarcane.
Subject:
Everglades
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
31
Publication Date:
20000731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 MAP
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.9 in 0.65 lb

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Product details 432 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375701818 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Bone by Bone is a superb novel, one that succeeds dramatically on every level. I read it in great gulps, up each night later than I wanted to be in my hungry impatience to find out more, and more."
"Review" by , "A masterpiece."
"Review" by , "Bone by Bone has all the lineaments of greatness."
"Review" by , "Like a true tragic figure, [Watson] knows and understands; he does not wriggle to save his own skin....This is a work of genuine dignity."
"Synopsis" by , In this astonishing novel, Matthiessen speaks in the extraordinary voice of the enigmatic and dangerous E.J. Watson, whom readers first saw, obliquely, in Killing Mister Watson, calling to account the violence, virulent racism, and destruction of the land that fueled the so-called American Dream. Map.
"Synopsis" by , "Watson's voice is an artistic triumph. . .[Bone by Bone] may well come to be regarded as a classic." --San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

In Bone by Bone, Peter Matthiessen speaks in the extraordinary voice of the enigmatic and dangerous E. J. Watson, whom we first saw, obliquely, through the eyes of his early twentieth-century Everglades community in Killing Mister Watson.

This astonishing new novel, calling to account the violence, virulent racism, and destruction of the land that fueled the so-called American Dream, points an accusing finger straight into the burning eyes of Uncle Sam. Here is the bloodied child of the Civil War and Reconstruction who dreams of recovering the family plantation. He becomes the gifted cane planter nearing success on a wilderness river when he gives in fatally to his accumulating demons. Powerfully imagined, prodigiously detailed, Bone by Bone is a literary tour de force as bold and ambitious as Watson himself.

"Like a true tragic figure, [Watson] knows and understands; he does not wriggle to save his own skin," said The New York Times. "This is a work of genuine dignity."

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