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God's Country

Author: Percival Everett   Introduction by: Madison Smartt Bell

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.
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“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 GarcÌa 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


God's Country

ISBN: 978-080708363-5
Publication Date: 5/15/2003
Pages: 232
Size: x 8 Inches (US)
Price:  $18.00
Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock.
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