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Clinch, Jon

Overview
Works: 12 works in 49 publications in 2 languages and 5,405 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3603.L54, 813.6
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Publications about Jon Clinch
Publications by Jon Clinch
Most widely held works by Jon Clinch
Finn : a novel by Jon Clinch( Book )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,243 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 )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 1,489 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( file )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 989 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( file )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 534 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 45 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 renowned 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
What came after : a novel by Jon Clinch( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
The thief of Auschwitz by Jon Clinch( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 6 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
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 libraries worldwide
Perinatal Medicine is a relatively new specialty, sited between the mechanistic approach of traditional obstetrics and the anticipatory and preventative out look expressed in the study of fetal growth which extends into monitoring neo natal progress and development. It is of primary importance that obstetricians and neonatologists should think alike and should not allow their interests to develop along separate lines. Frequent clinical consultations with neonat ologists cooperating in prenatal care and obstetricians visiting the special nur sery on a regular basis are essential if every fetus is to reach its full potential. Such aims have been advanced by previous European Congresses and it was our privilege in Dublin to host the IXth Congress held at the Royal Dublin Society from September 3rd to 5th 1984. Over nine hundred delegates rep resenting thirty-nine countries attended the scientific and social programme. The theme of the congress was the mature baby. The organizers felt that while major advances had been made in the management of prematurity there were still far too many mature fetuses dying and too many deaths in the nor mally formed appropriate weight for gestational age neonate. Hence antenatal fetal assessment, the management of labour including electronic monitoring in normal women and asphyxial brain damage were major topics. Pregnancy hy pertension, caesarean section, breech presentation, diabetes and unexplained mature stillbirth were workshop topics
Belzoni dreams of Egypt : a novel by Jon Clinch( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"Part adventure, part romance, and part tall tale--BELZONI DREAMS OF EGYPT is the 'fictional autobiography' of Giovanni Battista Belzoni, a real-life 19th-century explorer, circus performer, and shameless self-promoter. He narrates the story at the end of his life, aboard a ship bound for the coast of Africa and his final, fatal adventure. Belzoni's voice is bombastic and beautiful, and his narrative is both an unabashed love story and a ripping yarn. Plus, it's mostly lies. The real-life Belzoni pillaged Egypt while Lord Elgin was pillaging Greece--only a whole lot more colorfully. Born in Padua, raised in Rome, and educated by the Capuchins, he stood nearly seven feet tall and easily found work in England as a circus strongman. His strength and agility, along with his expertise in hydraulics and pyrotechnics, brought him to the attention of of Mohammed 'Ali, the Pasha of Egypt, and from there it was short work to begin ransacking the Valley of the Kings. BELZONI DREAMS OF EGYPT brings Belzoni back to vivid life, yarning about his exploits in a series of cliff-hangers involving pyramids and catacombs, poison gas and carnival freaks, heartless popes and Napoleon's army. To say nothing of his loyal companion, the Irish orphan James Curtin, and his one true love, the faithful Sarah Banne Belzoni." --
Mark Twain Teachers' Workshop lecture with author Jon Clinch by Jon Clinch( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Finn by Jon Clinch( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 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( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 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
 
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