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Kentucky Blues

By Derek Robinson

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An epic tale of one small community's journey from its foundation in the 1820s, through the Civil War and the abolition of slavery, to the dawn of the modern age.

Rock Springs, Kentucky. A backwater miles from civilisation, but so far upstream that the riverboats can go no further, and with plenty of farmland there for the taking.

Among the pioneers who choose to build their homes here are the Hudds and the Killicks, two families destined to spend the next century despising one another.

Kentucky Blues is a powerful, unsentimental depiction of life through several generations, widely considered to be Robinson's most ambitious work. Told with his trademark dark humour, it is an epic tale of one small community's journey from its foundation in the 1820s, through the Civil War and the abolition of slavery, to the dawn of the modern age.

Biographical Notes

Derek Robinson was enlisted as a fighter plotter in the R.A.F. during his national service. He read History at Cambridge before working in advertising in London and New York. His novel Goshawk Squadron was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1971. He lives in Bristol.

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  • ISBN: 9781848663800
  • Publication date: 19 Jun 2014
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  • Imprint: MacLehose Press
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