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Finn

(2007)
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In this masterful debut by a major new voice in fiction, Jon Clinch takes us on a journey into the history and heart of one of American literature's most brutal and mysterious figures: Huckleberry Finn's father. The result is a deeply original tour de force that springs from Twain's classic novel but takes on a fully realized life of its own.

Finn sets a tragic figure loose in a landscape at once familiar and mythic. It begins and ends with a lifeless body-flayed and stripped of all identifying marks-drifting down the Mississippi. The circumstances of the murder, and the secret of the victim's identity, shape Finn's story as they will shape his life and his death.

Along the way Clinch introduces a cast of unforgettable characters: Finn's terrifying father, known only as the Judge; his sickly, sycophantic brother, Will; blind Bliss, a secretive moonshiner; the strong and quick-witted Mary, a stolen slave who becomes Finn's mistress; and of course young Huck himself. In daring to re-create Huck for a new generation, Clinch gives us a living boy in all his human complexity-not an icon, not a myth, but a real child facing vast possibilities in a world alternately dangerous and bright.

Finn is a novel about race; about paternity in its many guises; about the shame of a nation recapitulated by the shame of one absolutely unforgettable family. Above all, Finn reaches back into the darkest waters of America's past to fashion something compelling, fearless, and new.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2007 : USA Library Binding
Title: Finn (Platinum Fiction Series)
Author(s): Jon Clinch
ISBN: 1-58547-990-X / 978-1-58547-990-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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February 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: Finn: A Novel
Author(s): Jon Clinch
ISBN: 1-4000-6591-7 / 978-1-4000-6591-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

March 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: Finn: A Novel
Author(s): Jon Clinch
ISBN: 0-8129-7714-9 / 978-0-8129-7714-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Finn
Author(s): Jon Clinch
ISBN: 0-7394-8459-1 / 978-0-7394-8459-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Audio Editions

February 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: Finn: A Novel
Author(s): Jon Clinch
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

February 2007 : USA Audio CD
Title: Finn
Author(s): Jon Clinch
ISBN: 1-4281-2439-X / 978-1-4281-2439-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2007 : USA Audio CD
Title: Finn
Author(s): Jon Clinch
ISBN: 1-4281-2446-2 / 978-1-4281-2446-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

February 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Finn: A Novel
Author(s): Jon Clinch
Publisher: Random House
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