At Play in the Fields of the Lord

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Inventive and extremely well-written. . . . Incredibly moving. . . . A remarkable performance. San Francisco Chronicle

Matthiessen has produced, in expertly crafted and sometimes deeply affecting prose, an entertainment full of glittering color, nose-to-nose conflict and heroic gestures. The Washington Post Book World

A work approaching the highest art, of the most serious purpose. St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A haunting novel. . . . A sardonic wit and a huge fund of compassion illuminate its pages. Newsday

A brutal yet compassionate narrative . . . that will remain long in the reader s mind. Minneapolis Star Tribune"

"Inventive and extremely well-written. . . . Incredibly moving. . . . A remarkable performance." --San Francisco Chronicle

"Matthiessen has produced, in expertly crafted and sometimes deeply affecting prose, an entertainment full of glittering color, nose-to-nose conflict and heroic gestures." --The Washington Post Book World

"A work approaching the highest art, of the most serious purpose." --St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"A haunting novel. . . . A sardonic wit and a huge fund of compassion illuminate its pages." --Newsday

"A brutal yet compassionate narrative . . . that will remain long in the reader's mind." --Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Peter Matthiessen was born in New York City in 1927 and had already begun his writing career by the time he graduated from Yale University in 1950. The following year, he was a founder of The Paris Review. His works of fiction include Shadow Country, which won the National Book Award, At Play in the Fields of the Lord, The Watson Trilogy (Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man's River, and Bone by Bone), and Far Tortuga. Matthiessen's parallel career as a naturalist and explorer has resulted in numerous widely acclaimed books of nonfiction, among them The Tree Where Man Was Born, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and The Snow Leopard, which won it. He died in 2014.

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