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Clinch, Jon

Overview
Works: 11 works in 48 publications in 2 languages and 5,694 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PS3603.L54, 813.6
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Most widely held works by Jon Clinch
Finn : a novel by Jon Clinch ( Book )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 2,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this debut by a major new voice in fiction, the author takes readers on a journey into the history and heart of one of American literature's most brutal and mysterious figures: Huckleberry Finn's father. The result is a deeply original tour de force that springs from Twain's classic novel but takes on a fully realized life of its own. Finn sets a tragic figure loose in a landscape at once familiar and mythic. It begins and ends with a lifeless body flayed and stripped of all identifying marks, drifting down the Mississippi. The circumstances of the murder, and the secret of the victim's identity, shape Finn's story as they will shape his life and his death. Along the way the author introduces a cast of unforgettable characters: Finn's terrifying father, known only as the Judge; his sickly, sycophantic brother, Will; blind Bliss, a secretive moonshiner; the strong and quick witted Mary, a stolen slave who becomes Finn's mistress; and of course young Huck himself. In daring to recreate Huck for a new generation, the author gives readers a living boy in all his human complexity, not an icon, not a myth, but a real child facing vast possibilities in a world alternately dangerous and bright. Finn is a novel about race; about paternity in its many guises; about the shame of a nation recapitulated by the shame of one absolutely unforgettable family. Above all, Finn reaches back into the darkest waters of America's past to fashion something compelling, fearless, and new
Kings of the earth : a novel by Jon Clinch ( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a primitive farm on the margins of an upstate New York town, three Proctor brothers live together in a kind of crumbling stasis--until one of them dies in his sleep and the other two are suspected of murder. A deeply intimate saga of the human condition at its limits
Finn by Jon Clinch ( )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It was more than a century ago that Mark Twain left the notoriously violent Finn, Huckleberry Finn's father, dead, surrounded by such oddities as a wooden leg and women's undergarments. But just exactly how did Finn end up in that room? Clinch takes us on a journey through the mysterious life of an unusual man. Along the way, he introduces us to characters like the Judge--Finn's own frightening father--as well as Finn's sickly brother Will, the hermit Bliss, and former slave Mary, who becomes Finn's lover
Kings of the earth by Jon Clinch ( )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clinch takes listeners to an upstate New York farm where the three Procter brothers live in stasis. When one dies in his sleep, the other two are soon suspected of murder
The thief of Auschwitz : a novel by Jon Clinch ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The Thief of Auschwitz, Clinch steps for the first time beyond the deeply American roots of his earlier books to explore one of the darkest moments in mankind's history, and to do so with the sympathy, vision, and heart that are the hallmarks of his work. Told in two intertwining narratives, The Thief of Auschwitz takes readers on a dual journey: one into the death camp at Auschwitz with Jacob, Eidel, Max, and Lydia Rosen; the other into the heart of Max himself, now an aged but extremely vital, and outspoken, survivor. Old Max has become a world reknowned painter, and he's about to be honored with a retrospective at the National Gallery in Washington. Yet the truth is that he has been keeping a crucial secret from the art world - indeed from the world at large, and perhaps even from himself all his life long. The Thief of Auschwitz reveals that secret, along with others that lie in the heart of a family that's called upon to endure, together and separately, the unendurable
The thief of Auschwitz by Jon Clinch ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Told in two intertwining narratives, the novel takes readers on a dual journey: one into the death camp at Auschwitz with Jacob, Eidel, Max, and Lydia Rosen; the other into the heart of Max himself, now an aged but extremely vital--and outspoken--survivor. Old Max has become a world-reknowned painter, and he's about to be honored with a retrospective at the National Gallery in Washington. Yet the truth is that he's been keeping a crucial secret from the art world--indeed from the world at large, and perhaps even from himself--all his life long
Kings of the earth by Jon Clinch ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clinch takes listeners to an upstate New York farm where the three Procter brothers live in stasis. When one dies in his sleep, the other two are soon suspected of murder
Finn by Jon Clinch ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It was more than a century ago that Mark Twain left the notoriously violent Finn, Huckleberry Finn's father, dead, surrounded by such oddities as a wooden leg and women's undergarments. But just exactly how did Finn end up in that room? Clinch takes us on a journey through the mysterious life of an unusual man. Along the way, he introduces us to characters like the Judge--Finn's own frightening father--as well as Finn's sickly brother Will, the hermit Bliss, and former slave Mary, who becomes Finn's lover
Perinatal medicine : proceedings of the IX European Congress of Perinatal Medicine held in Dublin, Ireland, September 3rd-5th 1984 by European Congress of Perinatal Medicine ( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I re della terra by Jon Clinch ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Mark Twain Teachers' Workshop lecture with author Jon Clinch by Jon Clinch ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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