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All true not a lie in it : a novel, Alix Hawley

Label
All true not a lie in it : a novel
Title
All true not a lie in it
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Alix Hawley
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Here is Daniel Boone as you've never seen him. Debut novelist Alix Hawley presents Boone's life, from his childhood in a Quaker colony, through 2 stints captured by Indians as he attempted to settle Kentucky, the death of 1 son at the hands of the same Indians, and the rescue of 1 daughter. The prose rivals Hilary Mantel's and Peter Carey's, conveying that sense of being inside the head of a storied historical figure about which much nonsense is spoken while also feeling completely contemporary. Boone was a fabulous hunter and explorer, and a "white Indian," perhaps happiest when he found a place as the captive, adopted son of a chief who was trying to prevent the white settlement of Kentucky. Hawley takes us intimately into the life-and-death survival of people pushing away from security and into Indian lands, despite sense and treaties, just before and into the War of Independence. The love story between Boone and his wife, Rebecca, is rich and tangled, but mostly it's Boone who fascinates, pushing into places where he imagines he can create a new "clean" world, only to find death and trouble and complication. He is a fabulous character, unrivalled in North American literature, and a prime candidate for the tall tale. The storytelling is taut and expert, the descriptions rich and powerful, the prose full of feeling, but Boone is what drives this outstanding debut
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
All true not a lie in it : a novel, Alix Hawley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • A previous hardcover edition was published in Canada by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited, in 2014
  • A previous paperback edition was published in Canada by Vintage Canada, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited, in 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780062470096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn928110256
  • (OCoLC)928110256
Label
All true not a lie in it : a novel, Alix Hawley
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • A previous hardcover edition was published in Canada by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited, in 2014
  • A previous paperback edition was published in Canada by Vintage Canada, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited, in 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780062470096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn928110256
  • (OCoLC)928110256

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