Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

The Finn in question is not Huck, but his father, a "strange sad monster" in newcomer Clinch's bold and deeply disturbing work.Bad as he was in Twain's masterpiece, here Pap Finn has ballooned into something far worse: "Incarnate personal evil." Clinch eschews a linear narrative, looping back and forth between time periods; he aims to cast a wide net, pillorying not just one individual but the ... Read full review

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Editorial Review - - Colleen Quinn

In THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, we see Huck's father through the boy's eyes. A violent drunk, Pap Finn appears and disappears, an unpredictable monster. When Finn is murdered, Mark Twain describes the scene of his death a bleak lair littered with seemingly random objects: whiskey bottles and women's clothes, black cloth masks and a boy's straw hat. Jon Clinch takes this description and ... Read full review

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