Finn Author:Jon Clinch A hundred and twenty years ago, Mark Twain left Huckleberry Finn's father dead in a room amid such puzzling oddities as a wooden leg, women's underclothing, and two black cloth masks. Now, in a remarkable new novel, Jon Clinch tells the secret and disturbing history of Huck Finn's father and his mysterious demise. — Finn is a... more » gripping, vibrant tour-de-force, an epic at once lyrical and savage, intricately connected to Mark Twain's materpiece and yet a fully realized, strikingly original work in its own right. It is a riveting tale of the damage done and handed down by fathers, and of the indelible stain left on this nation by slavery. Written in a style that is at once thunderous and precise, understanding and violently elemental, Finn is a hypnotic, astonishing, distinctly American story.
A natice of upstate New York and a graduate of Syracuse University, Jon Clinch has taught American literature, been creative director for a Philadelphia ad agency, and run his own agency in the Philadephia suburbs. He lives in Pennsylvania.« less