Thirteen Moons: A Novel by Charles Frazier
Reviewed by By Noah Oppenheim
"The slush pile is a hospice for the dreams of wannabe writers — where their unsolicited manuscripts go to die. When Charles Frazier was a complete unknown, his first novel, Cold Mountain, was reportedly plucked from just such a garbage stack to sell four million copies and win the National Book Award. It's the literary equivalent of not only making the team as a walk-on but winning the Heisman. After Cold Mountain, Frazier — newly powered, newly moneyed — scribbled out a one-page book idea and sold that. For $8.25 million. The result, four years later, is Thirteen Moons..." Read the entire Esquire review.