God's Country

God's Country

A Novel

Book - 2003
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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.
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, 2003
Edition: 1st Beacon Press ed
ISBN: 9780807083635
Branch Call Number: EVE
Characteristics: ix, 219 p. ;,21 cm

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Oct 29, 2018

Arguably one of the oddest books I have read for the Book Riot 2018 Read Harder Challenge. The book reads as a parody of a western. All the characters of color are reputable and clear headed. All the white male characters, particularly the narrator, are antiheroes.

The story reverses who the "savages" and who the "civilized" are in the Western genre.

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Oct 29, 2018

mayog thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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