Matecumbe (novel)

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Matecumbe: A Lost Florida Novel
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First edition
AuthorJames Michener
CountryUnited States
GenreHistorical novel
PublisherUniversity of Florida Press
Publication date
Media typePrint (Softcover)

Matecumbe (2007) is a novel by American author James A. Michener, published unfinished, posthumously.

Set in Florida, Matecumbe is a small, character-driven story detailing the relationship of a mother and daughter, both divorced and living parallel lives. The book was abandoned by Michener when Random House urged for more of his larger, epic-scope novels.[1] It was published during the 10th anniversary year after his death (and the 100th anniversary year of his birth) in its unpolished state.


  1. ^ Michener: A Writer's Journey, Stephen May, University of Oklahoma Press, 2005