Thirteen Moons

Thirteen Moons

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This magnificent novel by one of America's finest writers is the epic of one man's remarkable journey, set in nineteenth-century America against the background of a vanishing people and a rich way of life.
At the age of twelve, under the Wind moon, Will is given a horse, a key, and a map, and sent alone into the Indian Nation to run a trading post as a bound boy. It is during this time that he grows into a man, learning, as he does, of the raw power it takes to create a life, to find a home. In a card game with a white Indian named Featherstone, Will wins - for a brief moment - a mysterious girl named Claire, and his passion and desire for her spans this novel. As Will's destiny intertwines with the fate of the Cherokee Indians - including a Cherokee Chief named Bear - he learns how to fight and survive in the face of both nature and men, and eventually, under the Corn Tassel Moon, Will begins the fight against Washington City to preserve the Cherokee's homeland and culture. And he will come to know the truth behind his belief that "only desire trumps time."
Brilliantly imagined, written with great power and beauty by a master of American fiction, Thirteen Moons is a stunning novel about a man's passion for a woman, and how loss, longing and love can shape a man's destiny over the many moons of a life. "From the Hardcover edition."
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 134.6 x 160 x 15.2mm | 226.8g
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0739301942
  • 9780739301944

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Praise for "Cold Mountain":
"Cold Mountain is written with the striding, casual confidence of an experienced craftsman - it's lush, poetic, moving and artfully exciting. . . . Perhaps the most eloquent writing about the awful drudgery and desperation
of the Civil War since Thomas Keneally's Confederates. . . . A heightened, thrilling love story. . . . A great read."
-"The Globe and Mail"
"Frazier is exemplary . . . the recreation, or imitation of Inman's vanished world is eerily good. . . . A vivid and engrossing story."
-Philip Marchand, Toronto Star
"Astonishing . . . a page-turner that attains the status of literature."
"A story that seems at times to rise to an ethereal plane . . . antique, soulful and unforgettable."
-"Chicago Tribune"
"On nearly every page of Charles Frazier's stunning, widely praised first novel, Cold Mountain, there is a jewel - a turn of phrase or evocative detail that stops you in your tracks. . . . Deserves a place alongside other great novels of that terrible war."
-"USA Today"
"A rare and extraordinary book . . .heart-stopping . . . spellbinding."
-"The San Francisco Chronicle"
"An astonishing first novel."
-Alfred Kazin, "The New York Review of Books"
"A remarkable first novel, a romance of love, of friendship, of family, of land. Frazier has inhaled the spirit of the age and breathes it into the reader's being."
-"The Times" (London)
"Strikingly beautiful."
-"Newsday" "From the Hardcover edition."
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About Charles Frazier

Charles Frazier grew up in the mountains of North Carolina. Cold Mountain, his highly acclaimed first novel, was an international bestseller, and won the National Book Award in 1997.

From the Hardcover edition.
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3 29% (3,090)
2 9% (1,016)
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