Sins of Our Fathers


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5.4 X 8.4 X 1.0 inches | 1.05 pounds
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About the Author

Shawn Lawrence Otto is the writer and co-producer of the Oscar-nominated film, House of Sand and Fog. He writes for television's top studios and his work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, Science, and Salon, among other publications. He lives in Marine on Saint Croix, MN.


Finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize

"Sins of Our Fathers is the Russian nesting doll of crime novels. An arson inside an embezzlement inside an assault inside a banking scheme, all the way down to the core of the book, which is an unflinching look at America's original sin: five hundred years of physical and spiritual violence against Native peoples, both on and off the reservation. Crimes that made our country."--Attica Locke, author of Black Water Rising

"A wonderfully vivid debut."--Publishers Weekly (starred)

"With precise writing and a storyteller's eye for detail, it's hard to believe this is Shawn Otto's debut novel. Sins of Our Fathers is a fine depiction of how all the best intentions can--and do--go very, very wrong. A magnificent debut."--Urban Waite, author of The Terror of Living

"Screenwriter-turned-novelist Shawn Otto has pushed his perfectly crafted characters to their limits. The result is a literary tour de force and a psychological thriller that hooked me from the first page and carried me through to its stunning conclusion."--Joel Surnow, creator of 24

"A master class."--Star Tribune

"Excellent writing and dynamic characters make this novel a page turner that stands above the rest."--Robert Alexander, author of The Kitchen Boy