The Blood of Heaven (Kent Wascom)

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ISBN: 9780802121196
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Published: Grove Press - June 10th, 2014

No other book coming out this year excites me more than Kent Wascom’s debut, THE BLOOD OF HEAVEN. You will be astounded at this young author's level of narrative skill. Set in the early 1800s around the time of the Louisiana Purchase, THE BLOOD OF HEAVEN charts the life of preacher, slaver, robber, murderer, and would-be revolutionary Angel Woolsack as he falls in with Aaron Burr in hopes of wresting West Florida away from the Spanish in order to establish a new nation. Wascom’s style echoes Cormac McCarthy and Larry McMurtry, vividly recreatings the harsh, morally ambiguous world of the early nineteenth century territories. But even in the darkest moments, Wascom finds the kernel of humanity. A stunning, remarkable debut from a talent I expect great things from in the years to come!

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