For the first time in paperback, Everett's comic and fierce* novel of the Old West The unlikely narrator through this tale of misadventures is one Curt Marder: gambler, drinker, cheat, and would-be womanizer. It's 1871, and he's lost his farm, his wife, and his dog to a band of marauding hooligans. With nothing to live on but a desire to recover ...
For the first time in paperback, Everett's comic and fierce* novel of the Old West The unlikely narrator through this tale of misadventures is one Curt Marder: gambler, drinker, cheat, and would-be womanizer. It's 1871, and he's lost his farm, his wife, and his dog to a band of marauding hooligans. With nothing to live on but a desire to recover what is rightfully his, Marder is forced to enlist the help of the best tracker in the West: a black man named Bubba. I loved this book. God's Country is like no western I've ever read before: a wonderfully strange and darkly hilarious brew of Kafka and Garcia Marquez, of Twilight Zone and F-Troop, with cameo appearances by Walt Whitman and George Custer thrown in for good measure. Percival Everett has written a terrific book, a Wild West road trip that challenges our assumptions about what human dignity really means. --Bret Lott, author of Jewel: A Novel An outrageously funny, alarmingly serious, highly enjoyable novel. --Amanda Heller, The Boston Globe This wild novel of the West is comic and fierce, turn by turn; it follows white and black and red men down their several paths through God's Country, and the reader tracks them with a sense of shocked delight. --*Nicholas Delbanco, author of What Remains Mr. Everett is successful combining heart with rage. . . . The novel sears. --David Bowman, The New York Times Book Review Percival Everett is the author of eleven novels including the recent Erasure, which won the inaugural Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for fiction. He lives with his wife on a small ranch and teaches at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
As New. Dust Jacket Included. Inscribed by Author(s) 8vo. 219 pp. Publisher's original binding. Publisher's Advance Review Copy with material(s) laid in. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Also laid in is a short Autograph Letter Signed from Everett to Bill Starr, and also a photocopy of Starr's original review of this book from The State. Bill Starr, author and reviewer, has been at the very forefront for over three decades of advancing Southern Literature, first as Book Review Editor for The State in Columbia, SC for which he wrote hundreds of insightful, intelligent reviews for both emerging as well as established writers, and more recently as the Executive Director of Georgia Center for the Book in Decatur, GA. This is a tight, fine book in a bright, fine DJ.
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