Pope Brock Indiana Gothic

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Indiana Gothic

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Pope Brock grew up ignorant of the dramatic circumstances surrounding his great-grandfather's death. INDIANA GOTHIC is the extraordinary result of his investigations into his family's hidden history.



The true story of a passionate love-affair which sparked a tragedy, INDIANA GOTHIC encompasses murder, adultery, sibling rivalry and a sensational trial. Set at the turn of the century in a poor, pious mid-western farming community, it is the story of two sisters, one of whom falls in love with the other's husband. Erotic, dramatic, and wonderfully atmospheric, this is 'a gripping true story that reads like fiction' (The Scotsman).

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If Brock's book has an ancestor, it is surely Truman Capote ... As pure courtroom drama Indiana Gothic is as good as it gets; as historical reconstruction, there has been none better. (Independent)

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The Indiana landscape, open and lush, and its fitful climate that goes from heat and dust to icy rain in minutes provide the perfect atmosphere for this tale of feverish desire ... A wonderful read. (The Times)

'Indiana Gothic is a brilliant fusion of In Cold Blood and The Bridges of Madison County ... To re-create a period, chart a plot or to attain emotional depth in the way this novel has would all be major achievements taken alone. To have them all is very special.'
Independent on Sunday



Indiana Gothic is a brilliant fusion of In Cold Blood and The Bridges of Madison County ... To re-create a period, chart a plot or to attain emotional depth in the way this novel has would all be major achievements taken alone. To have them all is very special. (Independent on Sunday)

'One of those stories that only the most brilliant and original of novelists could actually have dreamt up ... Brock beautifully weaves in carefully researched details of contemporary life.'
Sunday Times



One of those stories that only the most brilliant and original of novelists could actually have dreamt up ... Brock beautifully weaves in carefully researched details of contemporary life. (Sunday Times)

'Adultery and families are both literary minefields, and Brock manages to tread between the two in a way that is menacingly understated. His voice has all the casual surrealism of a front-porch tale-teller, no longer surprised that folks are much weirder than they are meant to be ... Brock joins the ranks of those writers who remind us that it is narrative that makes sense of empirical reality ... superb.'
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'Pope Brock pilots us with skill and imaginative sympathy back to a late 19th-century Indiana not far removed from pioneering days ... Brock's account of the trial is a tour de force. Characters who have been fleshed out with a novelist's imagination step out of fiction into the real world ... Indiana Gothic is a story that deserved to be told.'
Daily Mail



Brock's account of the trial is a tour de force. Characters who have been fleshed out with a novelist's imagination step out of fiction and into the real world. (Daily Mail)

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'A brilliant fusion of IN COLD BLOOD and THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY'
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