The Last Canyon: A Novel

HMH, 26. sep. 2002 - 352 sider
A historical novel about John Wesley Powell’s nineteenth-century expedition through the Grand Canyon: “A riveting adventure tale” (The Seattle Times).
In 1869, John Wesley Powell set out on a voyage of exploration through the Grand Canyon, the last great expedition of discovery in US history. In this vivid novel, John Vernon intertwines two stories—that of Powell and his crew, and that of a band of Paiute Indians, known as the Shivwits, who lived on the north rim of the canyon. As the novel moves inexorably toward a violent encounter between the two groups, Vernon deftly leads us into perilous geographical and emotional territory in a story of triumph, hardship, bravery, and loss.
“Richly imagined.” —Los Angeles Times
“No author has tried to put the reader as squarely in Powell’s waterlogged shoes . . . Packs a wallop.” —Salt Lake Tribune

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Brukerevaluering  - LyndaInOregon - LibraryThing

Vernon's historical novel traces John Wesley Powell's exploration of the Grand Canyon, entwining it with the fictional tale of a Paiute Indian family searching the desert above and around the canyon ... Les hele vurderingen


Brukerevaluering  - Kirkus

John Wesley Powell's explorations of the Colorado Territory and Grand Canyon provide the narrative core of Vernon's richly detailed fifth novel, a historical saga closely akin to his earlier La Salle ... Les hele vurderingen

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Part One May 23June 151869
Part Two
Part Three July 3July 131869
Part Four
Part Five July 14July 191869
Part Six
Part Seven July 20Angnst 3 1869
Part Eight
Part Nine August 5August 28 1869
Part Ten
Epilogue One Year Later September 1870
Back Matter
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John Vernon is the author of the novels La Salle, Lindbergh's Son, Peter Doyle, and All for Love: Baby Doe and Silver Dollar. The recipient of two NEA fellowships, he teaches at SUNY Binghamton. His work has been published in Harper's magazine, the New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, and the Nation.

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