Shadow Country (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 19, 2008 - Fiction - 892 pages
14 Reviews

2008 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER

Peter Matthiessen’s great American epic–Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man’s River, and Bone by Bone–was conceived as one vast mysterious novel, but because of its length it was originally broken up into three books. In this bold new rendering, Matthiessen has cut nearly a third of the overall text and collapsed the time frame while deepening the insights and motivations of his characters with brilliant rewriting throughout. In Shadow Country, he has marvelously distilled a monumental work, realizing his original vision.

  

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Review: Shadow Country (Shadow Country Trilogy #1-3)

User Review  - Sharon Watkins - Goodreads

This remarkable book is described by Peter Matthiessen as the story of "one man's obsessive self-destruction, set against the historical background of slavery and civil war,imperialism, and the rape ... Read full review

Review: Shadow Country (Shadow Country Trilogy #1-3)

User Review  - Chrissie - Goodreads

As you probably know if you have skimmed the book description, the author has in Shadow Country put all three of his earlier books about Watson into one. The first section expresses the views of all ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Peter Matthiessen has written eight novels, including At Play in the Fields of the Lord (nominated for the National Book Award) and Far Tortuga, and also a book of short stories, On the River Styx. His parallel career as a naturalist and environmental activist has produced numerous acclaimed works of nonfiction, most of them serialized in The New Yorker; these include The Tree Where Man Was Born (another National Book Award nominee) and The Snow Leopard (a National Book Award winner). He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1974.


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