By Jeffrey Lent
On the shut of the Civil warfare, weary veteran Malcolm Hopeton returns to his domestic in western ny country to discover his spouse and employed guy lacking and his farm in disrepair. A double homicide ensues, the repercussions of which ripple via a group with non secular roots within the moment nice Awakening. Hopeton has long past from the horrors of conflict to these a ways worse, and arrayed round him are a bunch of different humans suffering to make experience of his crime. between them is Enoch Stone, the attorney for the group, whose religious commitment is subverted via his lust for energy; August Swarthout, whose spouse has left earthly time and whose eye is determined on eternity; and a boy who needs to straddle worlds as he unearths his personal fact and energy. regularly there's love and the reminiscence of love—as haunting because the American Eden that Jeffrey Lent has so exquisitely rendered during this unforgettable novel.
A Slant of sunshine is a singular of earthly excitement and deep love, of loss and conflict, of prophets and fans, of robbery and revenge, in an American second the place a possible golden age has been shattered. this is often Jeffrey Lent on his domestic flooring and on the top of his powers.
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A Slant of Light by Jeffrey Lent