A dodici anni Will Cooper, rimasto orfano, riceve un cavallo, una chiave e una mappa, e viene inviato da solo in una stazione di frontiera, al confine con i territori della Nazione Indiana. La sua ricerca di un'identità e di un luogo di appartenenza ha inizio come giovane bianco tra la comunità cherokee, ma sarà sotto la guida di Orso, uno dei capi tribù che lo prenderà sotto la sua protezione, che Will imparerà a combattere e a sopravvivere alla natura, ma soprattutto agli uomini, in una terra e un'epoca ' il Nordamerica del XIX secolo - ricche di fascino quanto di insidie. Lì non solo s'innamorerà della misteriosa e bellissima Claire, ma si scoprirà membro della comunità indiana a tutti gli effetti tanto da battersi contro il governo americano per salvaguardare la terra e il destino dei cherokee. A narrarci questa vicenda è la voce dello stesso Will, ormai novantenne, che ripercorre quel viaggio epico durato una vita, fondendo una precisa ricostruzione storica a momenti di poesia che sorprendono pagina dopo pagina.
- ISBN: 885021796X
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 480
I just wrote a lengthy review of this excellent book and apparently GoodReads was having server problems just as I was submitting it. So...I don't have the stomach to type all that out again, so kindly believe me when I tell you that Thirteen Moons is a tremendous accomplishment. Sure, it may be a so Leggi tutto
When I started this book, I felt some trepidation. I didn't think that Frazier could top Cold Mountain. As it turned out, he didn't have to. Will's story was a whole new world, one which completely captivated me. It's been months now since I finished the book, and I can still remember all the charac Leggi tutto
A lot of people didn't think the follow up to Frazier's widely acclaimed COLD MOUNTAIN was nearly as good. However, I beg to disagree. I still dwell on this book 11 years after reading it. I thought THIRTEEN MOONS had a great story and wonderful characters. I can still see the old Indian coming into Leggi tutto
Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier is a book of historical fiction based on the life of William Holland Thomas (1805 - 1893). Thomas became the Principal Chief of the East Band of Cherokee Indians, the only White to ever hold such a position. In the book, William Holland Thomas goes under the name of Leggi tutto
4.5 rounded up. In ‘Thirteen Moons’ by Charles Frazier, I felt submerged into the natural environment; his eloquent descriptions of wooded forests, mountain vistas, laurel thickets, and the animals that live therein evoke strong emotions, because for me it is familiar. My growing up years were fille Leggi tutto
This was likely my favorite of the year, and I’ve read some great ones. It reminds to withhold those 5 star ratings as a general strategy, so they are available for books like this. When I find great fiction like this, it makes me wonder why I struggle through “difficult” books at times – great writ Leggi tutto
This book is quite riveting. When 12-year-old orphan Will Cooper is handed a key, a horse, and a map, he sets off on an incredible journey. The map takes him through the wilderness of the Cherokee Nation. A bound boy, he must work at a trading post. Although forced to work at the post, a job he finds Leggi tutto
Like Cold Mountain, this took me awhile to appreciate. But once I did, wow...there is so much beauty in words, landscape and life study to enjoy. A sweeping epic of a man's life from the early 1800s to the end of the century in the American South, Frazier describes the harsh realities of a young and Leggi tutto
A girl in one of my English classes last semester said of this book, "I always get sucked into that Appalachian shit." Frazier romanticizes the lifestyle and landscape of pre-urbanization America better than many writers, making it pretty easy to get 'sucked into that shit.' However, I think he capt Leggi tutto
Charles Frazier is a master of storytelling in the tradition of those ancient storytellers who recited their lore before camp fires and in public places. I can understand why he is at home with his subject matter in Thirteen Moons, as the lives of American indians were passed in just such a manner.
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