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Ed Protzel

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in St. Louis, The United States



William Faulkner, Mark Twain, Tennessee Williams, Michael Chabon

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I'm a reformed screenwriter-turned-novelist and the author of four published books, all with big themes and tangled plots. My Southern historical/drama/thriller, the DarkHorse Trilogy, centers on the friendship between an abolitionist schemer and a group of former slaves. Book 1, The Lies That Bind, is set in Mississippi during slavery. Book 2, Honor Among Outcasts, takes place in 1863 Civil War Missouri. And the trilogy concludes with Something in Madness, set in 1865 Mississippi during Reconstruction. My fourth book, The Antiquities Dealer, is a sci-fi suspense thriller, about a plot by a secret society to clone Jesus Christ. I am a graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis with an M.A. in English literature/creative writing. I liv ...more

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Ed Protzel The original writer, which Faulkner novels did you end up reading? Which others do you plan to read? Everyone: What is your fav Faulkner? Why?

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