Dear Commons Community,
My colleague, Joel Spring, just published his first novel, An All-American Family. The story opens with aging hippies John Brader and his wife Joanie traveling from New York to Oklahoma in search of John’s Native American roots and find a twisted family tale of cruelty, greed, hallucinogenic Indian medicines, and lost wealth. In Oklahoma, John discovers he is the sole heir of his grandfather’s oil lands, which sends him looking for his grandfather’s lost deeds. Weaving together satire, historical time and place, and family drama, the story opens up multiple and unique ways of seeing history, racism, religious zeal, and American culture.
All in all, a great read.