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The Son: a Novel



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Author
Meyer, Phillip
Descriptors
Ambition
Epic Themes
Family History
Family Relationships
Frontier Life
Mexican Americans
Native American Culture
Oil Industry
Ranch Life
Sagas-Historical
Sagas-Romantic
Location/Setting:
Texas
Time Period:
19th Century
20th Century
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Summary
A family saga that spans 200 years ands documents the fortunes and misfortunes of the McCullough family of Texas. Three members of the family narrate the tale, beginning with Eli McCullough who,at age 13, is taken captive by the Comanches after the brutal murder of his family. Adapting to their way of life, he becomes a respected tribal member only to have to return to Anglo society when his tribe begins to die out. Shaped by his survival skills and deeply ambitious, he buys land, becoming a wealthy cattle rancher and oil baron. Peter, Eliís grandson, struggles with the tradition of violence that is his familyís legacy, specifically the murder of a neighboring Tejano family. The third narrator is feisty, independent Jeanne who grew up at Eliís knee, hearing his stories and idolizing him. She takes the family into the present, inheriting their money and their unhappiness.
Critique
Meyer's detailed descriptions of Comanche life, his unflinching depictions of the violence of power struggles and his epic approach to Texas history make this a fascinating, page turning read.
ISBN
9780062120397
  iBistro
# of Pages
561
Published
2013
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Reviewer's Initials: DO SH


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