Sins of Our Fathers

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Sins of Our Fathers

Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
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Set in the backwoods of northern Minnesota’s Iron Range, Sins of Our Fathers is a gripping tale of power, loss, and the ultimate price of the American Dream. This thriller from the Heartland follows John White—better known as JW—who has just been caught stealing from his employer to support his gambling addiction. On the verge of losing everything, JW must choose between prison and his boss’s twisted plan: the sabotage of a competing, Native American banker named Johnny Eagle. But when JW moves onto the reservation to carry out this scheme, he forms an unexpected bond with Eagle’s delinquent son, a relationship that gives him both the access to do Eagle in, and a reason not to proceed.

A stunning debut from veteran screenwriter Shawn Otto, Sins of Our Fathers is “a fine depiction of how all the best intentions can—and do—go very, very wrong” (Urban Waite).

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5.5 × 8.5 × 0.88 in
16.6 oz
Shawn Otto

Shawn Otto is an award-winning science advocate, author, and educator. He is the author of The War On Science: Who’s Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do About It and the cofounder of His novel, Sins of Our Fathers, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and his film House of Sand and Fog was nominated for three Academy Awards.

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