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Kings of the Earth: A Novel by Jon Clinch

Kings of the Earth: A Novel (edition 2010)

by Jon Clinch

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Title:Kings of the Earth: A Novel
Authors:Jon Clinch
Info:Random House (2010), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 416 pages
Collections:Your library, General Fiction, To read

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Kings of the Earth by Jon Clinch


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One of my favorites ( )
  ibkennedy | Jun 6, 2017 |
Moving story of love and community, in an unlikely setting: three brothers live in filth and ignorance in rural New York. Beauty is where you least expect it, and nothing is simple (or, nothing is complex) at its heart. ( )
  jjaylynny | Nov 12, 2016 |
Every bit the tour de force I'd been told it was. I still liked The Lonely Polygamist a tiny bit better, but really a wonderful book. ( )
  gayla.bassham | Nov 7, 2016 |
Dark, stark and, oddly enough, funny at times. The story of three brothers who've lived their entire lives on a farm in Upstate New York, sharing the same bed, and wearing the same clothes by the sound of it. Clinch's style is simple and direct, and incredibly powerful. Think if Faulkner and Kent Haruf had a baby. Okay, that would be weird, but you catch my drift. I read Kings of the Earth two years ago and still think of it from time to time. What book have you read recently you can say that about? ( )
  SonjaYoerg | Oct 1, 2014 |
I love everything I've read by Clinch. This story about three brothers and the mystery surrounding the death of one brother. It's based on a true story sort of. Dark, ut a great read. ( )
  BreanneG | Feb 4, 2014 |
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On a primitive farm on the margins of an upstate New York town, three Proctor brothers live together in a kind of crumbling stasis--until one of them dies in his sleep and the other two are suspected of murder. A deeply intimate saga of the human condition at its limits.… (more)

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