Ecco 1/28/2014. New paperback. Store pick: The Son by Philipp Meyer is an epic Texas multi-generation western filled with conflict: whites versus Mexicans versus Indians, cows versus oil, fathers versus sons versus daughters, rich versus poor, money versus money. Recommended for lovers of Lonesome Dove. -Jim McFarlane, local author of Penelope: A Novel
Philipp Meyer, the acclaimed author of American Rust, returns with The Son an epic of the American West and a multigenerational saga of power, blood, land, and oil that follows the rise of one unforgettable Texas family, from the Comanche raids of the 1800s to the to the oil booms of the 20th century.
Harrowing, panoramic, and deeply evocative, The Son is a fully realized masterwork in the greatest tradition of the American canon--an unforgettable novel that combines the narrative prowess of Larry McMurtry with the knife-edge sharpness of Cormac McCarthy.