Paperback pick: The Son

American Rust author Philipp Meyer's The Son


Paperback pick: The Son

The Son

by Philipp Meyer (Simon & Schuster, £7.99)

This epic novel spans two centuries in Texas and follows the dynastic McCullough family, who made their fortune in oil.

From patriarch Eli’s years spent as a captured Indian, to his great-granddaughter Jeannie running the family business in the present day, Meyer’s scope and skill is masterful.