Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Blood Line: Stories of Fathers and Sons Paperback – August 1, 2000

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
$30.00 $1.69
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"


Hero Quick Promo
Browse in Books with Buzz and explore more details on the current pick, "The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee" by Marja Mills.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Johnson Books (August 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555662722
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555662721
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.2 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.3 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,050,949 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Novelist and essayist Quammen writes compelling fiction. In the three stories here, he renders the uneasy peace between willful fathers and their sons. "Walking Out" is a coming-of-age tale a la Hemingway about death on a hunting trip; "Nathan's Rime," the most original of the three, is a brilliant depiction of an ill-fated "serpentaryist"; and "Uriah's Letter" is an uncanny Faulkner imitation about paternity, revenge and incest. For better or for worse, Blood Lines is obsessed with hunting, guns, physical endurance and bad women. The prose, however, is beautiful, always precise, and what this collection lacks in innovation it makes up for in imagination. The author of The Soul of Viktor Tronko and Natural Acts, Quammen demonstrates his literary prowess again.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


"...great stories have—they're old-fashioned yarns, grab the reader, make him listen, hold him to the end, linger in his consciousness." -- Chicago Tribune

"Blood Line can only add to Quammen's reputation..." -- USA Today

"Quammen has pieced together these seemingly disparate stores into a thoroughly engrossing psychological drama of love, hate, ambition and revenge." -- UPI

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?