Jacob and Esau Burkholder

Jacob and Esau Burkholder

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The story of Jacob and Esau, one of the great biblical portrayals of deceit and its consequences, is re-imagined in this witty, perceptive tale of conflicting characters, woven around the highlands of Tennessee and Virginia. In William Crispa€™s Jacob and Esau Burkholder, Jacob tricks and dispossesses twin brother Esau of the inheritance, getting through the tough times ahead with his wit and cunning, shedding the bohemian life of his youth along the way. As Jacob ponders about his expanded family and the issue of closure with the offended brother, couples Billy and Isabel, and Sarah and Jack of Polk County, Tennessee, deal with the brothersa€™ impending confrontation, while trying to straighten out matters of their own mottled affairs.Jack saw the outline of a rusty flatbed truck slew to a halt beside his Dakota. A man got out, wiped snow from his eyes and opened the Sheriffa#39;s door, and, as he did so, his huge frame blotted out the grey light. ... Take off your parka and chat awhile. ... Jack noted the instant switch into down-home twang and syntax. a€œAina#39;t noanbsp;...

Title:Jacob and Esau Burkholder
Author:William Crisp
Publisher:Dorrance Publishing - 2014-06-30


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