A Novel by Robert Bateman
In a compelling blend of history and fiction, Bateman examines the seductive legacies of the past and how they are used by many to resist the abrasive realities of modern life. With its startling conclusion, Pinelands brings the reader full circle through the decades of ambition, violence, love, and decadence to a present that is, perhaps, all too familiar.
"A riveting story, written in a style to catch and hold the reader’s attention."—Barnegat Bay Banner
"Bateman has written an elegy for one section of New Jersey and for all the places that have been devoured by progress without vision."—The News and Observer (Raleigh, NC)