An All-American Family by Joel Spring

By Joel Spring

getting older hippies John Brader and his spouse Joanie shuttle from manhattan to Oklahoma looking for John’s local American roots and discover a twisted kinfolk story of cruelty, greed, hallucinogenic Indian drugs, and misplaced wealth. In Oklahoma, John discovers he's the only real inheritor of his grandfather’s oil lands, which sends him searching for his grandfather’s misplaced deeds. The kinfolk tale starts off within the early 19th century, while the tribe was once forced-marched at the notorious path of Tears from its lands in Mississippi to Indian Territory, now Oklahoma, and ends someday sooner or later. John Brader discovers his kinfolk was once able to nice cruelty, reminiscent of burying alive an enslaved African girl and scalping of African-American Union troops through the Civil warfare. He additionally unearths that his grandfather was once homosexual and, in a mystery rite, married to a recognized tribal evangelist. Choctaw hallucinogenic medications hang-out the family members inflicting homicide, sexual perversions, and paranoiac fears of slave revolts. Weaving jointly satire, historic time and position, and relatives drama, the tale opens up a number of and distinctive methods of seeing background, racism, non secular zeal, and American culture.

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