God Country

God Country

Book - 2017
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In GOD COUNTRY, readers meet Emmett Quinlan, an old widower rattled by dementia. Emmettisn't just a problem for his children--his violent outbursts are more thanthe local cops can handle. When a tornado levels his home--as well as thesurrounding West Texas town--a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage. An enchanted sword at the eye ofthe storm gives him more than a sound mind and body, however. He's now the onlyman who can face these otherworldly creatures the sword has drawn down to theLone Star State... In GOD COUNTRY salvation is a double-edged sword.
Publisher: Portland, OR : 2017. Image Comics,
ISBN: 9781534302341
Branch Call Number: YF CATE

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ArapahoeLauraRose Nov 05, 2018

This is a story about a magic sword (or THE magic sword), its chosen wielder, and a god's cosmic struggle against entropy. This is also the story of three generations of family, the suffering and heartbreak of Alzheimer's-related memory loss, and how family comes together and falls apart during times of crisis.

I love stories that use fantasy to explore raw, everyday, down-to-earth themes. Cates is a master of using the fantastic to draw characters' unseen emotions and relationships to the surface, forcing their inner worlds to the urgent, actionable present. The cosmic and the familial become mirrors of one-another, Emmett Quinlan's struggle against Alzheimer's inseparable from the fight against entropy itself.

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moshezvi
Sep 14, 2018

A beautifully styled, haunting story of father-son relationships, familial commitment and love.

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joshua7279
Dec 20, 2017

A fantastic read that punches you right in the feels. Not just a story about an old man with a magic sword. It's about family and everything that goes with that when times are tough.

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