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Shadow country : a new rendering of the Watson legend

Author: Peter Matthiessen
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : Modern Library edView all editions and formats
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Inspired by a near-mythic event of the wild Florida frontier at the turn of the twentieth century, Shadow Country reimagines the legend of the inspired Everglades sugar planter and notorious outlaw E.J. Watson, who drives himself relentlessly toward his own violent end at the hands of neighbors who mostly admired him, in a killing that obsessed his favorite son.--From publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Edgar J Watson; Edgar J Watson
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Matthiessen
ISBN: 9780679640196 0679640193
OCLC Number: 145431697
Notes: "Peter Matthiessen's great American epic -- "Killing Mister Watson", "Lost Man's River", and "Bone by Bone"--Was conceived as one vast mysterious novel, but because of its length it was originally broken up into three books. In this bold new rendering, Matthiessen has cut nearly a third of the overall text and collapsed the time frame while deepening the insights and motivations of his characters with brilliant rewriting throughout ... He has marvelously distilled a monumental work, realizing his original vision" -- dust jacket.
Awards: National Book Award, Fiction, 2008
Description: xvi, 892 p. : map ; 21 cm.
Contents: Killing Mister Watson --
Lost Man's River --
Bone by bone.
Responsibility: Peter Matthiessen.

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Inspired by a near-mythic event of the wild Florida frontier at the turn of the twentieth century, Shadow Country reimagines the legend of the inspired Everglades sugar planter and notorious outlaw E.J. Watson, who drives himself relentlessly toward his own violent end at the hands of neighbors who mostly admired him, in a killing that obsessed his favorite son.--From publisher description.

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