Blood Line by David Quammen
Stories of Fathers and Sons

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Blood Line explores the complicated liaisons between fathers and sons. Though using traditional masculine backdrops, the three stories in the collection go beyond a portrayal of physical and emotional endurance to evoke the blending of guilt, rebellion, patricide, and the transcending power of kinship that allow both father and son to place themselves in relationship to each other and in relation to the world.

About David Quammen

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David Quammen is the author of The Song of the Dodo, among other books. He has been honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters and is the recipient of a John Burroughs Medal and the National Magazine Award. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.
Published December 1, 1987 by Graywolf Pr. 178 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Closely observed nature vivifies the first of these stories (""Walking Out""), an adventure story about a fatal hunting accident in Montana--although its slavish Heming-wayisms both in conception and style rob it of even the faintest trace of any voice of its own (""The boy knew his father was ly...

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Novelist and essayist Quammen writes compelling fiction.

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