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Sins of Our Fathers
by Shawn Lawrence Otto

Published: 2014-11-25
Hardcover : 352 pages
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From the screenwriter of the Oscar-nominated House of Sand and Fog, a fierce, elegant, page-turning novel about race, money, and the American Dream
***Finalist for the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize***

Sins of Our Fathers
 follows small-town banker J.W., who has been caught embezzling ...
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From the screenwriter of the Oscar-nominated House of Sand and Fog, a fierce, elegant, page-turning novel about race, money, and the American Dream

***Finalist for the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize***

Sins of Our Fathers
 follows small-town banker J.W., who has been caught embezzling funds to support his gambling addiction. J.W. is on the verge of losing everything when his boss offers him a scoundrel's path to redemption: sabotage a competing, Native banker named Johnny Eagle. 

A single father, Eagle recently returned to the reservation, leaving a high-powered job in the hope of simultaneously empowering his community and saving his troubled son. 

When J.W. moves onto the reservation and begins to work his way close to Eagle, hundreds of years of racial animosities rise to the surface, inexorably driving the characters toward a Shakespearean and shattering conclusion.

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  "sins of our fathers"by joannehelder1212 (see profile) 04/19/17

Being from Minnesota our group enjoyed the information provided and could easily picture the setting described

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