The Last Canyon

The Last Canyon

by John Vernon

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Overview


“Both gritty and sublime” (Seattle Times), The Last Canyon tells the story of John Wesley Powell’s 1869 voyage of exploration through the Grand Canyon, the last great expedition of discovery in United States history. In this vivid novel, John Vernon intertwines two stories – that of Powell and his crew, and that of a band of Paiute Indians, known as the Shivwits, who lived on the north rim of the canyon. As the novel moves inexorably toward a violent encounter between the two groups, Vernon deftly leads us into perilous geographical and emotional territory. Powell’s adventure is a story of triumph, hardship, bravery, and ultimate loss.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618257744
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/28/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 354
Sales rank: 797,025
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author


John Vernon is the author of the novels La Salle, Lindbergh's Son, Peter Doyle, and All for Love: Baby Doe and Silver Dollar. The recipient of two NEA fellowships, he teaches at SUNY Binghamton. His work has been published in Harper's Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times, New York Newsday, and The Nation. The author currently resides in Vestal, New York.

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The Last Canyon: A Novel 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Former student. He is a better teacher than writer.