The King of America: A Novel ePUB Ô The King Kindle

The King of America: A Novel ePUB Ô The King  Kindle Loosely based on the mysteriousdisappearance of Michael Rockefeller, The King of America traces the short, brilliant life of Stephen Hesse, firstborn son of one of America s wealthiest, most powerful men After a lonely and restless childhood in a broken family, Stephen attends Harvard, eventually accompanying his mentor, a charismatic anthropology professor, to the impossibly strange and distant world of New Guinea, where a thriving Neolithic culture still practices its ancient rites There Stephen hopes to make an archaeological discovery that will secure his professional standing and guarantee him a lasting place in the world s and his father s esteem But his hardheaded insistence on securing his treasure before the onset of the monsoon season has tragic consequences


10 thoughts on “The King of America: A Novel

  1. Kathie Kathie says:

    The King of America by Samantha Gillison is a novelization of the disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in New Guinea in the 1960s This is a very literary work, sometimes self consciously, consisting of deep, lyrical descriptions of the environment, smells and tastes mostly of people , but there is no doubt that it is well written I picked up the book after having r


  2. Carol Carol says:

    This is a work of fiction, however, it is based on the life of Micheal Rockfeller 1940 1960 s.Beautiful prose descriptions of his emotions toward parents, teachers one who took advantage of him , how he falls in love Liked how the book flipped back forth between his youth end of life.However, the book didn t completely hold my attention maybe I ve come across too ma


  3. Jules Jules says:

    Exploring the inner struggles of one young man, and how those struggles manifest in his relationships, this is a hopeful tragedy Readers are challenged to develop sympathy for someone, for whom they may have disgust You will keep reading to know if you will love or hate in the end, hoping that Gillison will decide for you Well written and a wonderful, sometimes dark,


  4. Charlie Charlie says:

    Borrowed this from Kim my friends list and couldn t put it down.It reads fast and i just had to find out what was going to happen next the book begins at the end a contrived ending since nooone really knows and then flashes back.It is also good as a social comment on children born to the very rich and the difficulty they encounter etching out their own identity on the


  5. Marion Marion says:

    Fictional rendering of Michael Rockefeller s tragic life story with names changed but clearly identifiable Because his story is back in the news with Carl Hoffman s new non fiction book excerpted in a spring Smithsonian magazine and lots of other press , I decided to read this brief, earlier tale which was recommended to me when it first came out Hopefully an e book wi


  6. Julie Julie says:

    The King of America sounded interesting to me so I gave it a try The book was good enough to continue reading but is not something I would read again I did not know anything about the event in history that this book is loosely based off of It compelled me to find outabout the Rockefeller family and also about the disappearance of Michael Rockefeller.


  7. Knight Knight says:

    My professor recommended this book After reviewing my manuscript, he noticed that my descriptive style is similar to the aurthor sGillison admits that the novel is l oosely based on the mysterious 1961 disappearance of Michael Rockefeller I hope the locals didn t eat him.


  8. Ayelet Waldman Ayelet Waldman says:

    She is a delectable writer, precise, lovely Dare I say, luminous Don t read the book if you like happy endings.


  9. Alden Alden says:

    I think this is a really good, interesting novel, and was shocked that a number of other critics didn t like it much.http www.bookpage.com 0403bp samant I think this is a really good, interesting novel, and was shocked that a number of other critics didn t like it much.http www.bookpage.com 0403bp samant


  10. Hapzydeco Hapzydeco says:

    lLoosely based on the mysterious 1961 disappearance of Michael Rockerfeller.


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