Shadow Country

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 19, 2008 - Fiction - 912 pages
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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)

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The historical Edgar J. Watson (1855-1910) was a drunken murderer, bully, philanderer, cheat and conniving son of a bitch. He was a pioneering settler of the southwest coast of Florida in the final ... Read full review

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

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The historical Edgar J. Watson (1855-1910) was a drunken murderer, bully, philanderer, cheat and conniving son of a bitch. He was a pioneering settler of the southwest coast of Florida in the final ... Read full review

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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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