Bone by Bone by Peter Matthiessen audiobook

Bone by Bone

By Peter Matthiessen
Read by George Guidall

Recorded Books, Inc.

The Watson Trilogy: Book 3

22.35 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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One of a very few National Book Award honorees to be nominated for fiction and nonfiction, Peter Matthiessen creates a curious blend of both in this tragic prequel to Killing Mister Watson and Lost Man's River. An amazing novel in its own right, Bone by Bone caps the trilogy featuring the enigmatic E.J. Watson. During the Reconstruction Era, Edgar Watson grew up in the South at the mercy of a brutal alcoholic father and a vindictive mother. Witnessing the horrors of slavery, bilked out of his inheritance, and blamed in his youth for a murder he didn't commit, E.J. developed a reputation for violence that preceded him everywhere he went. Finally, it brought him to a tragic and bloody end as his family watched in helpless horror. Borrowing an old local tale about a man who was killed by his neighbors, Matthiessen creates a powerful character. George Guidall's excellent reading brings this moving tragedy home to us with a passion.

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Summary

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One of a very few National Book Award honorees to be nominated for fiction and nonfiction, Peter Matthiessen creates a curious blend of both in this tragic prequel to Killing Mister Watson and Lost Man's River. An amazing novel in its own right, Bone by Bone caps the trilogy featuring the enigmatic E.J. Watson. During the Reconstruction Era, Edgar Watson grew up in the South at the mercy of a brutal alcoholic father and a vindictive mother. Witnessing the horrors of slavery, bilked out of his inheritance, and blamed in his youth for a murder he didn't commit, E.J. developed a reputation for violence that preceded him everywhere he went. Finally, it brought him to a tragic and bloody end as his family watched in helpless horror. Borrowing an old local tale about a man who was killed by his neighbors, Matthiessen creates a powerful character. George Guidall's excellent reading brings this moving tragedy home to us with a passion.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Matthiessen has created an unforgettable slice of deeply true and resonant American history.”   Publishers Weekly
“Matthiessen makes you feel, viscerally, how hate begets hate. A rich, provocative novel.”  Library Journal
“Peter Matthiessen directs language as if it were a marching band, choosing each word for sound, as well as meaning. George Guidall—recognized by this magazine as one of twelve Golden Voices—is that marching band.”  AudioFile
“A brilliant character study, and a provocative commentary on the ‘capitalist energies’ that built modern America.”   Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Peter Matthiessen

Author Bio: Peter Matthiessen

Peter Matthiessen (1927–2014) was the author of more than thirty books, including the New York Times bestseller The Snow Leopard. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1974. He was cofounder of the Paris Review and won two National Book Awards, the 2000 Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities, and the 2010 Spiros Vergos Prize for Freedom of Expression.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 22.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English