The Blood of Heaven
Kent Wascom (Grove)
Though only 26, Wascom has the ambition of a more seasoned scribe. A few years into the 19th century, two young men, both preachers’ sons, head into the rough frontier of West Florida. They preach, rob, steal, and kill, finding something spiritual in their deeds. Angel Woolsack narrates with assurance, mixing biblical cadences with a Southern lilt in a voice pulsating with violence, tension, and religious hysteria.