The Son

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The Son By Philipp Meyer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062120403
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Published: Ecco - January 28th, 2014

The Son is a majestic, multigenerational tale of power, greed, and the intricacies of a Texan family stained by violence. The story begins with a brutal massacre by a band of tomahawk wielding, scalp thirsty Comanches, and the capture of thirteen-year-old Eli McCullough, son of the new frontier. Having endured the murder of his family and initial privation and humiliation at the hands of his captors, Eli quickly adapts to tribal ways by assimilating the rituals, customs and language of his new "family" as Tiehteti. From the wild, rich country of Texas in the mid-1800s with "grass up to the chest," an abundance of buffalo, and trees "that had never felt an axe," The Son traces Eli's journey as the voices of subsequent generations trace the history and eventual demise of one of the most powerful Texan dynasties and the land with which it is inextricably bound. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer