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God's Country

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ISBN-10: 0807083631

ISBN-13: 9780807083635

Edition: 2nd 2003

Authors: Percival Everett, Madison Smartt Bell

List price: $18.00
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For the first time in paperback, Everetts "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. Its 1871, and hes 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. Gods Country is like no western Ive ever read before: a wonderfully strange and darkly hilarious brew of Kafka and García Márquez, of Twilight Zone and F-Troop, with cameo appearances by Walt Whitman and George…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 5/15/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Madison Smartt Bell was born and raised in Tennessee; he studied at Princeton University and Hollins College. He has taught in a variety of capacities, including the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars, the University of Southern Maine, Goucher College, and as a Fellow at the MacDowell Colony. Much of his writing, which reflects a concern with race relations, has been critically acclaimed. Bell was awarded the 1989 Lillian Smith Award for Soldier's Joy. His 1996 historical novel All Soul's Rising was nominated for both the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award. All Soul's Rising, which depicts the slave uprising in Haiti in the late eighteenth…