Decatur Library Auditorium
July 12, 2010, 7:15 P.M.
Jon Clinch, author of the prize-winning debut novel Finn, an original work drawn from Mark Twain that focused on Huckleberry Finn’s brutal father, returns with another imaginative work, Kings of the Earth. It’s a gripping and haunting story of life, death and family in rural America. Centered on three brothers, one of whom dies in his sleep, the surviving brothers are suspected of murder. Told in a chorus of distinctive voices that span a generation, the novel examines the bonds of family and blood, faith and suspicion that link not just the brothers but their community as well. Critics call it ”blunt and brutal yet beautifully told, a classic tale of family kinship twisted askew.” Clinch is a native of New York now living in Pennsylvania whose work has appeared in a number of literary magazines.