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Varina: A Novel

By: Charles Frazier

“No writer today crafts more exquisite sentences than Charles Frazier.” (USA Today)

“Frazier works on an epic scale, but his genius is in the details--he has a scholar’s command of the physical realities of early America and a novelist’s gift for bringing them to life.” (Time)

“Charles Frazier’s feeling for the Southern landscape is reverential and beautifully composed.” (New York Review of Books)

“Perfectly evocative . . . A finely wrought novel that will reward rereading. Elegiac without being exculpatory, it is an indictment of complicity without ignoring the historic complexity of

Product Details

  • Pages:368 pages
  • Publication Date:Tue Apr 03 2018
  • Publisher:Ecco; 1st edition
  • Language:English
  • Readers:24

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“No writer today crafts more exquisite sentences than Charles Frazier.” (USA Today)

“Frazier works on an epic scale, but his genius is in the details--he has a scholar’s command of the physical realities of early America and a novelist’s gift for bringing them to life.” (Time)

“Charles Frazier’s feeling for the Southern landscape is reverential and beautifully composed.” (New York Review of Books)

“Perfectly evocative . . . A finely wrought novel that will reward rereading. Elegiac without being exculpatory, it is an indictment of complicity without ignoring the historic complexity of the great evil at the core of American history.” (Washington Post)

“Beautifully rendered…Frazier in this, his fourth novel, lyrically resurrects the blasted but hauntingly beautiful Southern landscape just after the war...Varina Davis becomes a marvelously fallible character, complicated enough to stand on her compromised own.” (The New York Times)