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God\'s Country

God's Country

(1994)
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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.

"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 García Márquez, 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

 
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Used availability for Percival Everett's God's Country


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Hardback Editions

March 1994 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: God's Country (The Callaloo Series)
Author(s): Percival L Everett
ISBN: 0-571-19832-5 / 978-0-571-19832-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2003 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: God's Country
Author(s): Percival Everett
ISBN: 0-8070-8363-1 / 978-0-8070-8363-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Beacon Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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