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The Blood of Heaven

by Kent Wascom

The Blood of Heaven
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  • First Published:
    Jun 2013, 432 pages
    Paperback:
    Jun 2014, 464 pages

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Set in the early part of the 19th century, Kent Wascom's debut novel is an evocative and searing read despite being bleak and peppered with scenes of extreme violence

First-time author Kent Wascom's The Blood of Heaven is a remarkable coming-of-age story set when the United States was struggling to form itself into a nation. The tale opens in New Orleans on January 26, 1861, at the time that the South secedes from the Union. This announcement compels 75-year-old Angel Woolsack to reminisce about his past and the changes to the country he's witnessed over the decades. He proceeds to narrate his life's story, beginning in 1799 when, as a thirteen-year-old boy, he accompanied his father throughout the American wilderness preaching the gospel to any settlers they could find. The book covers the next seven years of this young man's life – years filled with violence and heartbreak, faith and betrayal, love and loss – as he struggles to survive a harsh world in turn-of-the-century West Florida.

Wascom bases his story on the lives of three ...

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