Canaan: A Novel

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2008年2月17日 - 432 頁

"A bred-in-the-bones storyteller." —Geraldine Brooks

Canaan fills a vast canvas. Its points of reference are Richmond in the throes of Reconstruction; the trading floors of Wall Street; a Virginia plantation; and the Great Plains, where the splendidly arrogant George Custer—Yellowhair—rides to his fate against Sitting Bull’s warriors.

This is the story of America over twenty years of its most turbulent history. The characters are black, white, and red, ex-Union and ex-Confederate; and the principal narrator is a Santee woman She Goes Before who marries an ex-slave. Through her eyes we witness the hanging of her father by whites in the mass execution of 1863, Red Cloud’s banquet with President Grant, and that final confrontation on the bluffs above the Little Bighorn.

 

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A sequel, in a way, to "Jacob's Ladder" as it continues the story of those characters. Luckily I'd already read "Jacob's Ladder," or I would've been lost with all the various characters' memories ... 閱讀評論全文

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In the wake of the Civil War, blacks and whites struggle to make sense of their changed lives; out West, Indians struggle against the Washitu (whites).McCaig's latest, covering the years 1865 to 1876 ... 閱讀評論全文

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PARTONETHE GREAT DAY OF H13 WRAIH
17
LETTER FROM THOMAS BYRD
38
OF VIRGINIA TO THE PEOPLE OF
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TO MRS SAMUEL GATEWOOD
82
AN OPIUM EATER
126
WHAT RAVEN SAW
131
DISPATCH FROM COLONEL HENRY CARRINGTON
134
LETTER FROM EDWARD RATCLIFF TO jESSE BURNS
136
37 MR STUART ARGUES FOR COMPROMISE
237
SAMUEL GATEWOOD
238
39 THE CANDIDATE FROM MARSHALL WARD
241
4o GHOSTOWNING
246
GENERAL MAHONES SIGNAL VICTORY
248
IMMIGRANTS
253
4s BLACK FRIDAY
266
44 WASHITU STRAWBERRIES
272

A FORMER LOVER
139
THE SUPPLICANT
144
MILITARY DISTRICT 1
151
INCIDENT ON THE RICHMOND 84
152
TERRAPIN A LA DELMONICO
157
IN THE HAYFIELD
170
PARTTWOzTHE ATLANTIO MIIIPPI OHIO RAILROAD
177
A PHILADELPHIA SANITARIUM
179
LETTER FROM IESSE BURNS TO EDWARD RATCLIFF
184
LETTER FROM THOMAS BYRD TO SAMUEL GATEWOOD
187
THE IRONCLAD OATH
190
KI YA MANI YO
191
MENU FOR A BANQUET HONORING MR CHARLES DICKENS
205
LETTER FROM EBEN BARNWELL TO MISS PAULINE BYRD
207
IMPEACHMENT
210
33 A HAPPY OCCASION
215
34 CIRCLING THE KETTLE
222
35 LETTER FROM MRS EBEN BARNWELL TO MISS MOLLY SEMPLE
227
A SQUAW MAN
232
PARTTHREElN THE VALLEY OF THE EREAEY ERAEE 45 LIGHT BROTH AND A CODDLED EGG
283
IN THE TERRITORY
289
47 A TREASURE TROVE
300
A CADAVER
308
49 RATION DAY
320
5o ON THE SCOOT
326
PANIC
340
MRS S T GATEWOODS BOARDINGHOUSE BRUNSWICK STEW
348
OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE
357
54 THE BONE GAME
361
55 IN THE MOON OF RIPENING BLACKBERRIES
364
HOKA HEY
366
57 LETTER FROM RANDOLPH HOWLAND TO MRS EBEN BARNWELL
374
59 KILL SONGS
377
AMERICAS TEMPERANCE DRINK
415
Epilogue
423
Acknowledgments
425
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Donald McCaig (1940—2018) was the author of many historical novels including Jacob’s Ladder, Rhett Butler’s People, and Canaan.

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