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The Bones of Paradise by Jonis Agee

The Bones of Paradise by Jonis Agee

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The Bones of Paradise by Jonis Agee is a 416-page hardcover published in 2016 by William Morrow, and is a stated first edition.  The condition is very good.

Book Summary

Ten years after the Seventh Cavalry massacred more than two hundred Lakota men, women, and children at Wounded Knee, J.B. Bebbett, a white rancher, and Star, a young Sioux woman, are murdered in a remote meadow on J.B.'s land.  The deaths bring together the scattered members of J.B.'s family;y:  his cunning and hard father, Drum; his estranged wife, Dulcinea; and his teenaged sons, Cullen and Hayward.  As the mystery of these twin deaths unfolds, the history of the dysfunctional Bennetts and their damning secrets are revealed--exposing the conflicted heart of a nation caught between past and future.

A kaleidoscope portrait of misfits, schemers, chancers, and dreamers, Jonis Agee's bold new novel is a panorama of America at the dawn of a new century.  A beautiful evocation of this magnificent, blood-soaked land--its sweeping prairies, seas of golden grass, and sandy hills, all at the mercy of two unpredictable and terrifying forces, weather and lawlessness--and the durable men and women who dared to tame it.

ISBN:  978-0-06-241347-5

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