Lock, Norman

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Voices in the Dead House

Lock captures the strong personalities of Whitman and Alcott without glossing over their flaws in this fascinating snapshot of history.

American Follies

Besides playing with historical figures and themes, Lock’s novels stretch the limits of literary conventions. Those unfamiliar with the series may expect more reality with their history, but once you accept that the novel is a wild ride, hang on for the fun. Highly recommended, especially for readers of the series.

Feast Day of the Cannibals

Easily read as a stand-alone novel, this spectacular work will delight and awe readers with Lock's magisterial wordsmithing.

The Wreckage of Eden

Bringing the 1840–60s to life with shimmering prose, Lock depicts Robert's emotions as he tries to keep a steady head amid the growing tensions between slave owners and abolitionists and cope with the violence he witnesses and ultimately commits.

A Fugitive in Walden Woods

Recommended for fans of 19th-century American literature.

The Port-Wine Stain

An enthralling and believable picture of the descent into madness, told in chillingly beautiful prose that Poe might envy.

American Meteor

Lock (Love Among the Particles) successfully blends beautiful language reminiscent of 19th-century prose with cynicism and bald, ugly truth. Recommended for most fiction readers.

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