Kings of the Earth, my new novel, just sold to Random House.
Here's the run-down...
Impoverished, illiterate, and rooted to the land, the three Proctor brothers have lived and worked together since childhood. When one dies and another is suspected of his murder, the community begins to talk. KINGS OF THE EARTH is a story of life and death and what comes after, on a hardscrabble farm in upstate New York.
An upstate native myself, I don't mind telling you that the wellspring of this novel is the tragedy of the Ward brothers, a case that was the subject of national news coverage and a documentary film, Brother's Keeper, in the 1990's. My father grew up down the road from the Ward brothers, although he—unlike his old neighbors—is still among the living.
No publication date has been set for Kings of the Earth. Watch this space...
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