The New Inheritors #2020

The New Inheritors Kent Wascom The New Inheritors Kent Wascom is one of the most exciting and ambitious emerging voices in American fiction Envisaging a quartet of books telling the story of America through a single family and region the Gulf Coast

  • Title: The New Inheritors
  • Author: Kent Wascom
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The New Inheritors Kent Wascom Kent Wascom is one of the most exciting and ambitious emerging voices in American fiction Envisaging a quartet of books telling the story of America through a single family and region, the Gulf Coast of the United States, Wascom began with his much lauded debut, The Blood of Heaven, published when he was just twenty six and praised as stunning by the Miami Herald, and Kent Wascom is one of the most exciting and ambitious emerging voices in American fiction Envisaging a quartet of books telling the story of America through a single family and region, the Gulf Coast of the United States, Wascom began with his much lauded debut, The Blood of Heaven, published when he was just twenty six and praised as stunning by the Miami Herald, and like the sermon of a revivalist preacher by the Wall Street Journal His second novel, Secessia, continues the story of the Woolsack family in Civil War New Orleans, and in The New Inheritors, he has written his most powerful and poignant novel yet.In 1914, with the world on the brink of war, Isaac, a nature loving artist whose past is mysterious to all, including himself, meets Kemper, a defiant heiress caught in the rivalry between her brothers Kemper s older brother Angel is hiding a terrible secret about his sexuality, and her younger brother Red possesses a capacity for violence that frightens even the members of his own brutal family Together Isaac and Kemper build a refuge on their beloved, wild, Gulf Coast But their paradise is short lived as the coast is rocked by the storms of summer, the country is gripped by the furor preceding World War I, and the Woolsack family s rivalries come to a bloody head From the breathtaking beauty of the Gulf to the bloody havoc wreaked by the United States in Latin America, The New Inheritors explores the beauty and burden of what is handed down to us all At once a love story and a family drama, a novel of nature and a novel of war, The New Inheritors traces a family whose life is intimately tied to the Gulf, that most disputed, threatened, and haunted part of this country we call America.
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    1. Kent Wascom apparently burst onto the literary scene as something of a wunderkind at the early age of 26 And I haven t read it, or its sequel But this, his third one, somehow attracted me on Netgalley Not an immediately apparent attraction, since I usually stay away from the south, in fiction and real life and New Orleans specifically Wascom s subject of his previous works holds no appeal whatsoever And yet read this one I did And I m impressed From a purely literary perspective, as a life long [...]

    2. Kent Wascom is a rare talent in the current literary landscape, and his third book in this series really demonstrates his growth as a writer I highly recommend his work to any Sinclair and Faulkner fans looking for something brilliant, intriguing, and dark His writing seems effortless and avoids the pretentious feeling usually present in the work of intelligent, promising, young writers If you want a quick introduction to his work that will surely get you binge reading this series, read the prol [...]

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