By (author) Jeffrey Lent
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Lost Nation by Jeffrey Lent
Book DescriptionLost Nation delves beneath the bright, promising veneer of early-nineteenth-century New England to unveil a startling parable of individualism and nationhood. The novel opens with a man known as Blood, guiding an oxcart of rum toward the wild country of New Hampshire, an ungoverned territory called the Indian Stream -- a land where the luckless or outlawed have made a fresh start. Blood is a man of contradictions, of learning and wisdom, but also a man with a secret past that has scorched his soul. He sets forth to establish himself as a trader, hauling with him Sally, a sixteen-year-old girl won from the madam of a brothel over a game of cards. Their arrival in the Indian Stream triggers an escalating series of clashes that serves to sever the master/servant bond between them, and offers both a second chance with life. But as the conflicts within the community spill over and attract the attention of outside authorities, Blood becomes a target to those seeking easy blame for their troubles. As plots unravel and violence escalates, two young men of uncertain identity appear, and Blood is forced to confront dreaded apparitions of his past, while Sally is offered a final escape.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780802139856
Paperback / softback
(211mm x 141mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Publish Date: 10-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jeffrey Lent
Slant of Light, Paperback (March 2016)
"A somber and breathtaking Hardyesque vision of a little-known American past, Lent's newest epic unfolds with the assured timelessness of a classic." "--Booklist"
After You've Gone, Paperback (January 2010)
From a hardscrabble Nova Scotia fishing town to a women's college in New York to a 1920's Europe alive with the unbuttoning of sexuality but scarred by war, "After You've Gone" is a gorgeous tale spanning several pivotal decades in American life.
Peculiar Grace, Paperback / softback (August 2008)» View all books by Jeffrey Lent
The critically acclaimed author of "In the Fall" delivers this insightful, revealing portrait of family secrets, in a book marked by an unforgettable cast of characters who have learned to survive by giving shape to their losses.
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