THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES starring Pierce
Brosnan and co-written by Philipp Meyer The critically acclaimed,
New York Times-bestselling epic, a saga of land, blood and power,
follows the rise of one unforgettable Texas family from the
Comanche raids of the 1800s to the oil booms of the 20th century.
Eli McCullough is just twelve years old when a marauding band of
Comanche storm his Texas homestead, brutally murder his mother and
sister and take him captive. Despite their torture and cruelty, Eli
- against all odds - adapts to life with the Comanche, learning
their ways and language, taking on a new name, finding a place as
the adopted son of the band's chief and fighting their wars against
not only other Indians but white men too, which complicates his
sense of loyalty, his promised vengeance and his very understanding
of self. But when disease, starvation and westward expansion
finally decimate the Comanche, Eli is left alone in a world in
which he belongs nowhere, neither white nor Indian, civilized nor
fully wild. Deftly interweaving Eli's story with those of his son
Peter and his great-granddaughter JA, The Son maps the legacy of
Eli's ruthlessness, his drive to power and his lifelong status as
an outsider, even as the McCullough family rises to become one of
the richest in Texas, a ranching and oil dynasty that is as
resilient and dangerous as the land they claim. Yet, like all
empires, the McCulloughs must eventually face the consequences of
their choices. Panoramic, deeply evocative and utterly
transporting, The Son is a masterpiece American novel - part epic
of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story - that combines the
narrative prowess of Larry McMurtry with the knife-edge sharpness
of Cormac McCarthy. 'Stunning ... a book that for once really does
deserve to be called a masterpiece' Kate Atkinson 'Magnificent ...
McCarthy's Border Trilogy is a point of reference, as is There Will
Be Blood, but it is not fanciful to be reminded of certain passages
from Moby-Dick - it's that good'The Times 'Brilliant ... a
wonderful novel' Lionel Shriver
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