The Diskon, crippled father Colt, Harper and Rancell are prosperous farmers in Ohio and misfits among their small-minded...

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THE FLESH OF KINGS

The Diskon, crippled father Colt, Harper and Rancell are prosperous farmers in Ohio and misfits among their small-minded neighbors. Colt is haunted by his conscience for he believes that he killed his wife in an auto accident; Harper is miserable because his younger brother is helling around; and Rancell, disillusioned in his love and admiration for Harper, picks fights with a family of tenant farmers who represent to him all that is petty and mean and sordid in life. The lot of them come to a bad end. An ordinary enough plot told in a manner more suitable to the epic adventures of folk heroes than present day Ohioans, this grim story of a fate-ridden family occasionally rises above the average, but more often stoops to the overly melodramatic.

Pub Date: Nov. 20, 1958

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Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1958