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Book Title: Sins of Our Fathers|
The author of the book: Shawn Lawrence Otto
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 7.48 MB
Edition: Milkweed Editions
Date of issue: November 25th 2014
ISBN 13: 9781571311092
Read full description of the books Sins of Our Fathers:From the screenwriter of the Oscar-nominated House of Sand and Fog, comes an edge-of-your-seat thriller with literary and moral complexity. A fierce, elegant exploration of race, money, and the American Dream. Finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize and winner of the NE MN Book Award.
Sins of Our Fathers tells the story of an arson inside an embezzlement inside an assault inside a banking scheme, all the way down to the core of the book, which is an unflinching look at America’s original sin: five hundred years of physical and spiritual violence against Native peoples. Crimes that made our country.
Small-town banker J.W. has been caught embezzling funds to support his gambling addiction. He is on the verge of losing everything when his boss offers him a scoundrel’s path to redemption: sabotage a competing, Native businessman named Johnny Eagle.
A single father, Eagle recently returned to the Northern Minnesota reservation, leaving a high-powered banking job in hopes of simultaneously empowering his community and saving his troubled son Jacob—but his actions threaten the local town business owners.
When J.W. moves onto the reservation and begins to work his way close to Eagle, hundreds of years of racial animosities rise to the surface, inexorably driving the characters toward a Shakespearean and shattering conclusion.
"Masterfully written. It flows so beautifully that you don't realize you're in the middle of reading's version of rocky river rapids until it's too late to escape."
“Screenwriter-turned-novelist Shawn Lawrence Otto pushes his perfectly crafted characters to their limits. The result is a literary tour de force and a psychological thriller that hooked me from the first page and carried me through to its stunning conclusion.”
—Joel Surnow, creator of 24
"A classic on par with To Kill A Mockingbird."
—J.D. Colbert, past president and CEO of Native American Bank
Read information about the authorShawn Lawrence Otto is an award-winning screenwriter, novelist and science advocate who wrote and coproduced the movie House of Sand and Fog, which was nominated for three Academy Awards. Sins of Our Fathers, a literary crime novel, is his first novel. It earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly and is a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
Otto is also the producer of the US Presidential Science Debates between Barack Obama and his opponents Mitt Romney and John McCain, and author of Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America, which won the Minnesota Book Award.
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