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*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?SEARCH=shadow+country '''Shadow Country'''] by Peter Matthiessen *[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?SEARCH=shadow+country '''Shadow Country'''] by Peter Matthiessen
-:A re-rendering of the Watson trilogy.+:In this re-rendering of the Watson trilogy, Matthiessen combines ''Killing Mister Watson'', ''Lost Man's River'', and ''Bone by Bone'', re-writing substantial parts of each, to create a seamless story that mirrors the history of the south from the Civil War to World War II. Based on an actual pioneer of southwest Florida, Edgar J. Watson, Matthiessen creates a fictive context for the coming of age of the state of Florida and the dying of the south's old order through the life story of Mr. Watson who became a law unto himself in the sparsely populated Thousand Islands area of south Florida's Gulf coast. It's a bracing and tone-perfect account of life in pre-civil rights America.

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In this re-rendering of the Watson trilogy, Matthiessen combines Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man's River, and Bone by Bone, re-writing substantial parts of each, to create a seamless story that mirrors the history of the south from the Civil War to World War II. Based on an actual pioneer of southwest Florida, Edgar J. Watson, Matthiessen creates a fictive context for the coming of age of the state of Florida and the dying of the south's old order through the life story of Mr. Watson who became a law unto himself in the sparsely populated Thousand Islands area of south Florida's Gulf coast. It's a bracing and tone-perfect account of life in pre-civil rights America.
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