Kings of the Earth

Kings of the Earth

A Novel

Book - 2010
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On a primitive farm on the margins of an upstate New York town, three Proctor brothers live together in a kind of crumbling stasis--until one of them dies in his sleep and the other two are suspected of murder. A deeply intimate saga of the human condition at its limits.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400069019
1400069017
Characteristics: 393 p. ; 25 cm

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rtwete
Dec 28, 2010

Proctor brothers live on run down farm their parents left them. Oldest brother dies and youngest is somewhat coerced into confessing he killed him. It is never really clear whether he did or not. The brothers are not hermits, but odd, to say the least. They dont bathe, they go to town on their tractor. Middle brother is mentally disabled. They have a sister who left home and became a nurse. Her husband is a jerk and her son is growing marijuana on the farm. The brothers kind of know and one even smokes it, but they dont know the extent of the field and what it is worth. Nosy but kind neighbor helps the brothers a lot.

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