The Boy in His Winter: An American Novel

Version: Unabridged
Author: Norman Lock
Narrator: Grover Gardner
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Literature
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: May 2014
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours, 40 minutes
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Overview

Launched into existence by Mark Twain in 1835, Huck Finn and Jim have now been transported by Norman Lock through three vital, violent, and transformative centuries of American history. As time unfurls on the river s banks, they witness decisive battles of the Civil War, the betrayal of Reconstruction s promises to the freed slaves, the crushing of the Native American nations, and the electrification of a continent. Huck, who finally comes of age when he s washed up on shore during Hurricane Katrina, narrates the 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 of imagination, beauty, and courage that reenvisions a great American literary classic for our time."

Author Details

Author Details

Lock, Norman

Norman Lock is the author of numerous works of fiction, as well as stage and radio plays, including The House of Correction (Broadway Play Publishing, 1988), A History of the Imagination (FC2, 2004), Land of the Snowmen (Calamari Press, 2005), The Long Rowing unto Morning (Ravenna Press, 2007), The King of Sweden (Ravenna Press, 2009), SHADOWPLAY (Ellipsis Press, 2009), GRIM TALES (Mud Luscious Press, 2011), and PIECES FOR SMALL ORCHESTRA & OTHER FICTIONS (Spuyten Duyvil, 2011). He is a recipient of the Aga Kahn Prize given by The Paris Review, prose fellowships awarded by both the New Jersey and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and, in 2011, a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He lives in Aberdeen, New Jersey, with his wife, Helen.