Borderland

Borderland

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by S. K. Epperson
     
 

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In a town called Denke on the Kansas-Colorado border lives a community with ties stronger than most, familial bonds that go back to the post-Civil War period, and secrets that pre-date evil itself. In Borderland, Vic Kimmler has a name most of Denke recognizes; it’s the reason they’re so willing to accept him and his two young daughters when they move to his late

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In a town called Denke on the Kansas-Colorado border lives a community with ties stronger than most, familial bonds that go back to the post-Civil War period, and secrets that pre-date evil itself. In Borderland, Vic Kimmler has a name most of Denke recognizes; it’s the reason they’re so willing to accept him and his two young daughters when they move to his late father’s place just outside town. His friend, Nolan Wulf, a wounded fireman on temporary leave, is not so favored, nor is the lost and desperate Myra Callahan and her son Cal, whose genius causes misery for all of them at the farm, almost as much misery as the woman named Drusilla...who’s been dead for 130 years.

Author Bio: S.K. Epperson is the author of nine novels, and two screenplays.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Abduction, murder, rape, pederasty and cannibalism are a way of life in the rural Kansas town of Denke, a way of life the town's elders hold sacred. These outwardly folksy country people are fighting to preserve a tradition of bloody plunder that goes back more than a century. But when widower Vic Kimmler inherits his father's farm and brings his daughters and fellow ex-cop Nolan Wulf out from Kansas City, the fight becomes even more desperate. With such craziness and evil among the people of Denke, it's merciful that the spirit world is benevolent: Drusilla, the ghost of a 19th-century Denke victim, intervenes occasionally to help the Kimmlers and their friends avert disaster. Epperson ( Dumford Blood ) holds her reader with expert pacing and vivid characters, notably Jinx Lahr, an aged pedophile and the town's unofficial mayor, and his half-brother Gil Schwarz, a feral, crew-cut behemoth with an inherited taste for rape. But the plot, a rehash of mindless, exploitative slasher tales, offers few turns or surprises, and the dialogue is slack and insipid. Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternates . (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595002078
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
4.95(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.80(d)

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Borderland 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutly amazing, I have enver read anything like this before. You almost fall in lvoe with teh characters and it seems as though you feel the same way they are feeling. The history and stories od Denke in this book make you want to keep reading! This is utterly amazing! Ashleigh