The Pilgrim

The Pilgrim

by Hugh Nissenson
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The Pilgrim by Hugh Nissenson

Charles Wentworth, a heartbroken Puritan, comes to the New World from England in 1622 in search of salvation and a new beginning. Burdened with a lifelong struggle between his desire for faith and his doubts about God's love for him, he leaves the only land he has ever known after the death of his fiancée, in hopes of being freed of the temptations that torment him.

A new masterpiece from National Book Award and Pen/Faulkner Award finalist Hugh Nissenson, The Pilgrim explores the foundation myths of America, a country settled by people intoxicated by the pursuit of God and yearning for redemption and freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402271120
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
File size: 884 KB

About the Author

Hugh Nissenson is the author of eight books, including the recent illustrated novel The Song of the Earth, which received a number of superb reviews in the New Yorker, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times among others. His previous novel The Tree of Life was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pen-Faulkner Award in 1985. He lives in New York City.

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Pilgrim 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LSEfromCT More than 1 year ago
I read this over Thanksgiving, thinking it would be interesting to go back in time to the Pilgrim era. I had trouble forcing myself to finish the book. I did not like the selfish and egotistical main character and the author seemed to have an adolescent fascination with bodily functions. The author was especially obsessed with people losing control of their bowels when they die (and I know this is a common misconception, not every death involves a release of the bowels) - unnecessarily gross. The historical aspects were only mildly interesting; I like historical fiction in general, but this was not worth the time I put into reading it.