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  • Shadow Countryby Peter Matthiessen

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    2008 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER 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... more...

  • The Cloud Forestby Peter Matthiessen

    Random House 2012; US$ 24.50

    Peter Mattiessen has long been known for his travels to some of the remotest lands on earth, most notably recorded in The Snow Leopard . The Cloud Forest brings to vivid life a South American journey that took him from the Sargasso Sea to the jungles of Amazonia, from the Inca city of Machu Picchu high in the Andes to the bleak rocks of Tierra... more...

  • On the River Styxby Peter Matthiessen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    Since the 1950s Peter Matthiessen has written fiction and nonfiction of elemental power and moral vision, including the acclaimed novels At Play in the Fields of the Lord and Far Tortuga and works of naturalism and exploration like the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard. This stunning collection of short stories, available for the first... more...

  • African Silencesby Peter Matthiessen

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.42

    African Silences is a spellbinding and sobering journey through Africa's ravaged wildernesses. In 1978 and again in 1986, Matthiessen travelled through Senegal, Gambia, the Ivory Coast, Zaire and the Central African Republic to examine the fate of West African wildlife. African Silences shows Matthiessen at his best, taking the reader on hair-raising... more...

  • Killing Mister Watsonby Peter Matthiessen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    Drawn from fragments of historical fact, Matthiessen's masterpiece brilliantly depicts the fortunes and misfortunes of Edgar J. Watson, a real-life entrepreneur and outlaw who appeared in the lawless Florida Everglades around the turn of the century. more...

  • Lost Man's Riverby Peter Matthiessen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    Killing Mister Watson  was published in 1990, the reviews were extraordinary. It was heralded as "a marvel of invention . . . a virtuoso performance" ( The New York Times Book Review ) and a "novel [that] stands with the best that our nation has produced as literature" ( Los Angeles Times Book Review ). Now Peter Matthiessen brings us the second novel... more...

  • Bone by Boneby Peter Matthiessen

    Random House 2013; US$ 10.09

    In this magnificent novel, which is the conclusion to the celebrated Watson trilogy, E.J. Watson tells his own story, through his turbulent life, to his death at the hands of vigilantes. From his destitute childhood in South Carolina, and the terrible events which haunt him for the rest of his days, the narrative shifts to the wilds of the Florida... more...

  • Sal Si Puedes (Escape If You Can)by Peter Matthiessen

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    In the summer of 1968 Peter Matthiessen met Cesar Chavez for the first time. They were the same age: forty-one. Matthiessen lived in New York City, while Chavez lived in the Central Valley farm town of Delano, where the grape strike was unfolding. This book is Matthiessen?s panoramic yet finely detailed account of the three years he spent working and... more...

  • In Paradiseby Peter Matthiessen

    Scribe Publications 2014; US$ 20.99

    In the late autumn of 1996, more than a hundred people gather at the site of a former death camp. Throughout that week, they offer prayer and witness at the crematoria and meditate in all weathers on the selection platform. They eat and sleep in the sparse quarters of the Nazi officers who, half a century before, sent more than a million Jews to their... more...

  • Blue Meridianby Peter Matthiessen

    Random House 2012; US$ 21.64

    In 1969 Peter Matthiessen set out with the expedition led by Peter Gimbel, whose aim was to find and film underwater for the first time the most dangerous of all sea creatures - the great white shark. Acting as the expedition's chronicler and spare hand (both on the surface and below), Matthiessen accompanied the crew from the Carribean to the whaling... more...