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The Blood of Heaven

Kent Wascom

Hardcover

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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/10/2014)
Hardcover (5/28/2013)
Compact Disc (6/10/2014)
MP3 CD (6/10/2014)
Compact Disc (6/10/2014)

June 2013 Indie Next List

“Bloody and brilliant, this epic novel is not for the faint of heart. At once a page-turning, cinematic adventure, tearing through the oft-forgotten wilds of 19th century West Florida and a poetic masterpiece in which each sentence stretches and works at full capacity, The Blood of Heaven explores the intersection of religion, redemption, brotherhood, violence, love, and what it meant to come of age at the same time as America. Wascom rages onto the literary scene in this passionate and powerful debut.”
— Alise Hamilton, Andover Bookstore, Andover, MA
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Description

One of the most powerful and impressive debuts ever published, an epic novel about the American frontier in the early days of the 19th century. Angel Woolsack, a preacher's son, flees the hardscrabble life of his itinerant father, falls in with a charismatic highwayman, then settles with his adopted brothers on the rough frontier of West Florida.

Thorndike Press, 9781410462961, 641pp.

Publication Date: October 30, 2013



About the Author

Kent Wascom was born in New Orleans in 1986, and spent his childhood in Louisiana and Pensacola, Florida. He attended Louisiana State University and received his MFA from Florida State University. In 2012, he won the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Prize for fiction, judged by Amy Hempel. Wascom lives in Tallahassee, Florida. "The Blood of Heaven" is his first novel.