Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Kathleen Kent

Kathleen Kent is the author of The Heretic's Daughter and The Traitor's Wife.

Her new novel is The Outcasts.

A couple of weeks ago I asked the author about what she was reading. Her reply:
I just finished Daniel Woodrell’s The Maid’s Version, a novel based on a true life event: a tragic dance hall fire in Missouri in the 1920’s that killed and maimed dozens of people. The mystery of who started the fire and why has never been solved, and the novel becomes both a memoir of the maid who is at the center of the tragedy and a generational narrative of the aftermath, told by the sons and daughters of the dead. Woodrell is a masterful story teller, unfolding a tale of lust, longing, vengeance and retribution. The colloquial speech of the Ozarks is pitch perfect and, as with Winter’s Bone, he does not shy away from revealing the darker underbelly of the human psyche.
Visit Kathleen Kent's website, blog, Facebook page, and Twitter perch.

My Book, The Movie: The Outcasts.

The Page 69 Test: The Outcasts.

--Marshal Zeringue