Ed Protzel Reading/Signing for THE LIES THAT BIND

In 1859, Durksen Hurst, a visionary charlatan on the run, encounters a dozen hungry slaves stranded in the Mississippi wilds. Led by the deceptively simple-looking Big Josh, together, they agree to build their own egalitarian plantation, with Hurst acting as figurehead “master” to hoodwink the town. But wise Big Josh fears that Hurst's grandiose schemes may doom them all to the hangman’s noose. In the town, the reclusive widow, Marie Brussard French, manipulates the region’s bankers and cotton brokers, everyone...except her frail, rebellious heir-apparent, Devereau. Driven by unbearable loneliness to mad acts, Devereau threatens to expose the family’s own tenuous façade—which would prove fatal to the Frenches. 

THE LIES THAT BIND is the first novel in Ed Protzel’s DarkHorse Trilogy. Ed has written five screenplays for feature film and developed projects for Hollywood. He has a Master’s in English from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Ed lives in St. Louis, Missouri, where he teaches college English.

 

Event date: 
Thu, 04/28/2016 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Subterranean Books
6275 Delmar
St. Louis, MO 63130
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$16.99
ISBN: 9780692591888
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Published: Touchpoint Press - December 9th, 2015