• Imprint: Saqi Books
  • ISBN: 9781846590641
  • eISBN: 9781846591112
  • Published: February 2009
  • UK Price: £7.99
  • US Price: $13.95
  • Format: 129 x 198 mm (B-format)
  • Binding: Paperback
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The Legend of Sander Grant

Marc Phillips

Sander Grant is no ordinary cattle ranger. For Sander Grant is a giant. He comes from a long line of giant men,┬áthe result of the union of wayward angels and mortal women mentioned in genesis. And as if his prolific size weren’t proof enough of his unusual lineage, he is able to communicate with his grandfather who was buried some years back on the ranch.

Sander’s discovery of his family’s troubled history has opened up some festering old wounds. But God is determined to keep him from spilling the beans: He strikes out preemptively as Sander’s mother, then at his cattle, blighting them with mad cow disease. It seems He’ll stop at nothing. Sander’s day of reckoning is fast approaching …

A modern-day fable with a big heard, The Legend of Sander Grant is poignant, funny and full of charm.

About the Author

Marc Phillips lives and writes in Texas. He has won many awards for his short fiction, including the Fish Prize, the Raymond Carver Editor's Choice and USA Today's Notable Writer of the Year Award, as well as two nominations for the Pushcart Prize. The Legend of Sander Grant is his first novel.


'Blending a kind of magic realism with epic Irving-esque American yarn-spinning, this debut novel immediately draws you into its strange world where giants descended from angels live amongst humans ... Marc Phillips has a great turn of phrase, [and] has created some fantastically memorable characters ... A fine debut.' The List