Matecumbe (novel)

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Matecumbe: A Lost Florida Novel
Mich Matecumbe cover.jpg
First edition
Author James Michener
Country United States
Language English
Genre Historical novel
Publisher University of Florida Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Softcover)
Pages 165pp.
ISBN 0-8130-3152-4

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