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The Son

Title : The Son
Author : Philipp Meyer
Year of publication : 2013
Published by : Simon & Schuster
Genre : Fiction / Historical Fiction / Drama

What's it about :
Eli McCullough is thirteen when a band of Comanche Indians murder his mother, his sister and his brother and take him captive. Peter McCullough, Eli's son, is a decent man who's not at ease with his father's power games and ruthlessness. Jeannie McCullough, Peter's granddaughter, is a successful businesswoman in a male dominated field and one of the world's wealthiest women. The story, set in Texas and spanning from 1846 to 2012, tells of one family's struggles, rise to power and ultimate demise. 

What was it like :
A beautifully written family saga that will most definitely intrigue the reader despite its 561 pages! Indians, rangers, Mexicans, border wars, power games, cattle thieves, murders, oil wells, secrets, forbidden love, lies, redemption. It gets my 4,5 / 5 ★    

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