The Boy in His Winter
An American Novel
Launched into existence by Mark Twain in 1835, Huck Finn andJim have now been transported by Norman Lock through three vital, violent, andtransformative centuries of American history. As time unfurls on the river’sbanks, they witness decisive battles of the Civil War, the betrayal ofReconstruction’s promises to the freed slaves, the crushing of the NativeAmerican nations, and the electrification of a continent. Huck, who finallycomes of age when he’s washed up on shore during Hurricane Katrina, narratesthe story as an older and wiser man in 2077, revealing our nation’s past,present, and future as Mark Twain could never have dreamed it.
The Boy in His Winter is a tour de force work ofimagination, beauty, and courage that reenvisions a great American literaryclassic for our time.
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