The Silent - PDF free download eBook
- Verified: Sat, Jan 25, 2020
- Published: 11.01.2019
- Views: 37
From the critically acclaimed author of The Memory Cathedral comes perhaps the most powerful, haunting, and unforgettable novel of the Civil War-or any war-ever written. Provocative, poetic, and...read more
Details of The Silent
- Original Title
- The Silent
- Edition Format
- Number of Pages
- 304 pages
- Book Language
- Ebook Format
- PDF, EPUB
Some brief overview of this book
From the critically acclaimed author of The Memory Cathedral comes perhaps the most powerful, haunting, and unforgettable novel of the Civil War-or any war-ever written. Provocative, poetic, and disturbing, it introduces us to a young narrator, Mundy McDowell, whose voice rivals any in literature, bringing poignantly to life the surreal horrors of battle and its spiritua From the critically acclaimed author of The Memory Cathedral comes perhaps the most powerful, haunting, and unforgettable novel of the Civil War-or any war-ever written. Provocative, poetic, and disturbing, it introduces us to a young narrator, Mundy McDowell, whose voice rivals any in literature, bringing poignantly to life the surreal horrors of battle and its spiritual cost to human survival.
I was scarce twelve the day the damn Yankees invaded the valley. I seen a lot that day I ain't never gonna forget. Men blown apart, screamin' and dyin' all around me.
I was wandering in the woods like I wasn't supposed to and wound up right in the middle of the battle. And that's what I suppose saved me. When I got back home the main house was burning to the ground.
I saw two men wearin' bits and pieces of 'Federate and Yank uniforms. They killed Poppa right off, and Mother they dragged into the front yard before they killed her too. I reckon that was the day I first got the knack of being invisible.
The spirit dog seen me right off, though. He was big and black and smelled like burning. His eyes were like red coals and everywhere he went, it seemed death followed.
Him and me, we mostly traveled together after that. I passed through midnight fields of dead and dying soldiers, reeking makeshift field hospitals worse than hell itself; climbed into the mountains where the runaway slaves hid; and walked through towns shattered by the passage of the war. I met a lot of people, some of them living and some of them just memories.
There was Jimmadasin, the slave who died on my account, and Mammy Jack, who taught me to see visions; the gallant Colonel Ashby, who let me ride by his side, and, of course, the mulatto whore Lucy, who saved my life twice. Last but not least, there was mad but brilliant General Jackson, who was probably responsible for putting more men in their graves than any other during the Shenandoah campaign. Whether he was a hero or a demon I never did determine, but I wish I had never met him at all.
And through it all I remained silent. The power of speech left me the day my parents were killed and I first saw the spirit dog. You see, the whole time I was wandering through that valley of death I was deciding on whether to go back to being human or to become a spirit myself, and that's what this book is all about.
From the Hardcover edition.
Press the button start search and wait a little while. Using file-sharing servers API, our site will find the e-book file in various formats (such as PDF, EPUB and other). Please do not reload the page during the search. A typical file search time is about 15-20 seconds.
A free service that helps find an e-book in automatic mode on private file-sharing servers.
All downloaded files are checked. Virus and adware free. Previously, our system checked the all ebook's files for viruses. The results of our verification:
- Elegy with a Glass of Whiskey in EPUB
- Nature's Foods in EPUB
- Common Sense Not Needed: Bringing the Gospel to the Mentally Handicapped in EPUB
- Microblading Basics: Microblading is the latest innovative procedure guaranteed to give you the most natural-looking, perfectly arched & sexy brows of your life. in EPUB
- Seeds of Fire: China and the Story Behind the Attack on America in EPUB
- Turbulent Covenant in EPUB
- Narrative Art in the Bible in EPUB
- The Were-Wolf: And Other Tales from the Dark Side of the Moon in EPUB
- Pirate in EPUB
- Women Poets of the Renaissance in EPUB
How to download e-book
Press button "GET DOWNLOAD LINKS" and wait 15 seconds. This time is necessary for links search to download The Silent in all e-book formats.