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The Son

Phillipp Meyer
The Son
"The Son" is an epic if unconventional tale of the settling of Texas stretched over a hundred years and three generations of a single family. The character of Colonel Eli McCullough, who was stolen and raised by the Comanches before becoming a patriarch of the Lone Star State whose strengths and weaknesses are handed down through the generations to tragic effect, is one of the most compelling I have read in recent literature. The book is by Philip Meyer, a writer whose reputation has yet to catch up to his deep talent, who also penned the excellent book "American Rust."
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