Unadbridged Audiobook. A powerful and passionate masterpiece, BONE BY BONE is set during the Reconstruction Era. Edgar Watson grew up in the South at the mercy of a brutal alcoholic fater and a vindictive mother. Witnessing the horrors of slavery, bilked out of his inheritance, and blamed in his youth for a murder he didn't commit, E.J. developed a reputation for violence that preceded him everywhere he went. Tinally it brought him to a tragic and bloody end as his family watched in helpless horror. This is an intricate tale of fear, terror and does not unravel the truth until the strangely twisted end.
This book had me in knots almost the whole way, it was so moving. Matthiessen actually gets inside the head of a very violent man and imagines what his side of the story might be... and makes it understandable even if not excusable.