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Julia Glass endorses Kings of the Earth

Julia Glass, author of Three Junes and winner of the National Book Award, had this to say about my new novel:

"To read a book by Jon Clinch is to enter an emotional mineshaft, a place where the darkness is profound and menacing yet lures you on with the promise of untold treasure. Like Finn, Clinch's stunning debut, Kings of the Earth is blunt and brutal yet beautifully told, a classic tale of family kinship twisted askew. It is a fine fable as well, leaving in its wake the resonance of a modern ballad – more Waits than Springsteen – about the fate of America's rural outback."

Publication day -- July 6 -- can't come soon enough for me.