Books of the Year - FT.com

From the Great War to the gardens of Venice, the best books of 2013 as chosen by FT writers and guests

The Son, by Philipp Meyer, Simon & Schuster, RRP£14.99 / Ecco RRP$27.99, 576 pages Philipp Meyer’s brilliant second novel, The Son, makes for ideal reading while the US Congress roils with conflicting immigration bills. Political tempers run high

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The Son is an utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American West through the lives of the McCulloughs. Read more about The Son by Philipp Meyer

Top 10 summer holiday reads 2013 - Telegraph

Top 10 summer holiday reads 2013

The Son is an utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American West through the lives of the McCulloughs. Read more about The Son by Philipp Meyer

Grimly compelling: Meyer’s epic is meticulously researched

The Son by Philipp Meyer

A mighty Texan tale of cruelty, bloodshed and generations fighting over land for cattle and oil lives up to the hype

The Son, by Philipp Meyer

A mighty Texan tale of cruelty, bloodshed and generations fighting over land for cattle and oil lives up to the hype

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5 lies you were told about the wild West

The experts:Rebecca Armstrong Features editor of The Independent and i, independent.co.ukJanine Cook eBooks promotions manager for Waterstones bookstores, waterstones.comRachel Feldberg Director of Ilkley Literature Festival, ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.ukJoanna de Guia Owner of east London’s Victoria Park Books, victoriaparkbooks.co.uk

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One of the US' rising literary stars, Philipp Meyer's newest novel is an epic, myth-busting look at the American Dream. He talks to us about The Son

One of the US' rising literary stars, Philipp Meyer's newest novel is an epic, myth-busting look at the American Dream. He talks to us about The Son

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Live the American scream

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