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Sins of Our Fathers From the screenwriter of the Oscar nominated House of Sand and Fog, comes an edge of your seat thriller with literary and moral complexity A fierce, elegant exploration of race, money, and the American Dream Finalist for the L.A Times Book Prize and winner of the NE MN Book Award Sins of Our Fathers tells the story of 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 Crimes that made our country.Small town banker J.W has been caught embezzling funds to support his gambling addiction He is on the verge of losing everything when his boss offers him a scoundrel s path to redemption sabotage a competing, Native businessman named Johnny Eagle.A single father, Eagle recently returned to the Northern Minnesota reservation, leaving a high powered banking job in hopes of simultaneously empowering his community and saving his troubled son Jacob but his actions threaten the local town business owners.When J.W moves onto the reservation and begins to work his way close to Eagle, hundreds of years of racial animosities rise to the surface, inexorably driving the characters toward a Shakespearean and shattering conclusionMasterfully written It flows so beautifully that you don t realize you re in the middle of reading s version of rocky river rapids until it s too late to escapePopcornReadsScreenwriter turned novelist Shawn Lawrence Otto pushes 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 conclusionJoel Surnow, creator of 24A classic on par with To Kill A MockingbirdJ.D Colbert, past president and CEO of Native American Bank Free Download Sins of Our Fathers By Shawn Lawrence Otto For Kindle ePUB or eBook – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. I read an advance copy of this book that was mailed to my workplace, likely because it deals with banks and racism and other things we deal with in my workplace, and as the resident literary person at work I got to read it first.It s an interesting premise for a thriller White banker with history of redlining, gambling problem, and crumbling family is blackmailed into putting a Native American banker out of work or get reported to the FBI Of course, he runs into some complications, such as a I read an advance copy of this book that was mailed to my workplace, likely because it deals with banks and racism and other things we deal with in my workplace, and as the resident literary person at work I got to read it first.It s an interesting premise for a thriller White banker with history of redlining, gambling problem, and crumbling family is blackmailed into putting a Native American banker out of work or get reported to the FBI Of course, he runs into some complications, such as actually developing a friendship with the Native American banker, and in particular falling for his teenage son, who fills a particular role in his life because he lost a teenage son No one saw that coming.And the writing is so vivid You can tell that the author is used to being a screenwriter because he wants you t...

  2. A beautiful novel that reminds me of Hemingway when he was at his best A strong story with complex characters written with great skill and economy Sins of Our Fathers opens a door to another world that of contemporary Native American life and its relationship to the rest of America and would be worth reading just for that But it goes far deeper, into the stresses and conflicts of love, ambition, and duty in our times, what it is to be addicted in this case to gambling , what is required A beautiful novel that reminds me of Hemingway when he was at his best A strong story with complex characters written with great skill and economy Sins of Our Fathers opens a door to another world that of contemporary Native American life and its relationship to the rest of America and would be worth reading just for that But it goes far deeper, into the stresses and conflicts of love, ambition, and duty in our times, what it is to be addicted in this case to gambling , what...

  3. protagonist, is a flawed hero He is not exactly an anti hero because he is not a bad guy, though one does become annoyed at where he places his values As his character unfolds in the first several chapters of Shawn Otto s novel, Sins of Our Fathers, we like him, we are worried about him, we wonder what he is thinking, we sit on the edge of our proverbial seats as he takes risk after risk and we are sitting thusly because we learn that he does not hav protagonist, is a flawed hero He is not exactly an anti hero because he is not a bad guy, though one does become annoyed at where he places his values As his character unfolds in the first several chapters of Shawn Otto s novel, Sins of Our Fathers, we like him, we are worried about him, we wonder what he is thinking, we sit on the edge of our proverbial seats as he takes risk after risk and we are sitting thusly because we learn that he does not have a rational concept of risk We learn that his inner confusion about life arises from two main sources the dramatic difference between his temperament and upbringing on one hand and the life he ended up with on the other, and from unthinkable tragedy he has suffered And so it goes as well with the other hero of the book, Johnny Eagle, who is a flawed, almost Byronic antagonist Flawed bec...

  4. RICH AND SATISFYING Shawn Lawrence Otto s debut novel, Sins of Our Fathers, is muchthan a compelling page turner, although it is also exactly that.The novel begins with America s everyman, therein known as JW, taking big risks with his finances and his place within his family Story and history unfold to reveal increasingly dangerous risks and increasingly larger stakes, taken on to some degree by various characters When is the risk worth the reward Otto s perfect pitched yet unforced p RICH AND SATISFYING Shawn Lawrence Otto s debut novel, Sins of Our Fathers, is muchthan a compelling page turner, although it is also exactly that.The novel begins with America s everyman, therein known as JW, taking big risks with his finances and his place within his family Story and history unfold to reveal increasingly dangerous risks and increasingly larger stakes, taken on to some degree by various characters When is the risk worth the reward Otto s perfect pitched yet unforced plotting toy with the deal of a lifetime, eloquently guiding readers ...

  5. This started out as 3 stars I liked the start of the story I liked the characters It was the writing that was bugging me It had the kind of descriptions that don t lend depth to either the story or its characters It was overloaded with pointless adjectives There were long passages of this and I hoped it was only used for the set up But it lasted all through out the book After the set up, the story turned to 2 stars, quickly falling to 1 star I will say that the author did a great job at This started out as 3 stars I liked the start of the story I liked the characters It was the writing that was bugging me It had the kind of descriptions that don t lend depth to either the story or its characters It was overloaded with pointless adjectives There were long passages of this and I hoped it was only used for the set up But it lasted all through out the book After the set up, the story turned to 2 stars,...

  6. What a journey I took reading this novel Complex and imperfect human beings attempting to make sense of life and live it the best they can given their personal histories It grapples with imperfect love, the desire to do better even when it makes things worse It is about what grief can do to a person when not dealt with I loved how it captured northern Minnesota and all if its richness of its people and its places It was not predictable as some books are that I have read Very much worth the What a journey I took reading this novel Complex and imperfect human beings attempting to make sense of life and live it the best they can given their personal histories It grapples with imperfect love, the desire to do better even when it makes things worse It is about wh...

  7. I sat in on a radio interview with Greg Laden and Shawn Lawrence Otto on November 23 as the host of the program Laden asked Shawn why Sins of Our Fathers should be considered a literary novel as opposed to a popular novel Shawn had a good answer, and I invite you to listen to the podcast from Mnatheists.org to hear what he had to say I have my own definition of the difference and it applies especially to this novel A popular novel is a novel read to pass the time, but a literary novel teac I sat in on a radio interview with Greg Laden and Shawn Lawrence Otto on November 23 as the host of the program Laden asked Shawn why Sins of Our Fathers should be considered a literary novel as opposed to a popular novel Shawn had a good answer, and I invite you to listen to the podcast from Mnatheists.org to hear what he had to say I have my own definition of the difference and it applies especially to this novel A popular novel is a novel read to pass the time, but a literary novel teaches truths about the human condition and various levels of community from the personal through the local and to the global A literary novel illuminates institutions their faults and strengths and reflect the research done by the novelist I have in cases learnedabout certain aspects of thought through literary novels than through non fiction treatises because a well written...

  8. Sins of Our Fathers is an extraordinary achievement by screenwriter and debut novelist Shawn Otto Through exacting descriptive detail, rich character development, and tension building action that compels the reader from scene to scene, Otto adroitly leads us on an exploration of what separates us race and class, and what we have in common loss, addiction, and the on going struggle for connection, within our families, across generations, and in the larger community Sins is a riveting story Sins of Our Fathers is an extraordinary achievement by screenwriter and debut novelist Shawn Otto Through exacting descriptive detail, rich character development, and tension building action that compels the reader from scene to scene, Otto adroitly leads us on an exploration of what separates us race and class, and what we have in common loss, addiction, and the on going struggle for connection, within our families, across ge...

  9. Rich and enriching in so many ways, this novel goes beyond cliche topics and book genres Yes it is an engaging, page turning story of loss and redemption, of good vs evil, of temptation coercion vs doing what s right, of racism oppression vs human connection, and of coming of age stage But the level of detail and character development for JW, Johnny Eagle and his son deepens our identification with all of those things, and we have pangs of self recognition in their journeys of moral developmen Rich and enriching in so many ways, this novel goes beyond cliche topics and book genres Yes it is an engaging, page turning story of loss and redemption, of good vs evil, of temptation coercion vs doing what s right, of racism oppression vs human connection, and of coming of age stage But the level of detail and character development for JW, Johnny Eagle and his son deepens our identification with all of those things, and we have pangs of self recognition in ...

  10. This was a fine book I won this from first reads on goodreads.com We all go through life when everything seems fine until wham something shocking and unexpected happens and throws us for a loop This requires that we re think everything This book is about re thinking PAge 331 says,..thinking one could predict the outcome was hubris Nature did not have a human morality, and chance led down strange alleyways Chance That is definitely the theme of this book, and the choices we make afterw This was a fine book I won this from first reads on goodreads.com We all go throu...

  11. Great reading from start to finish Tells story of financial genius JW and relationship between a Northern American Indian family set in Northern Minnesota The author explores various character s frailties in real life situations The relationships between characters is well developed as well as giving the reader an insight into modern Native American culture Racial stereotypes of Caucasian and Native Americans are deftly handled with humor and the hope of rising above them for the good of all Great reading from start to finish Tells story of financial genius JW and relationship between a Northern American Indian family set in Northern Minnesota The author explores various character s frailties in real life situations The relationships between characters is well developed as well as giving the reader an insight into modern Native American culture Racial stereotypes of Caucasian and Native Americans are deftly handled with humor and the hope of rising above them for ...

  12. I couldn t put this book down I finished it in three days with very little sleep and showing up late for work I found the characters true to life in that I sometimes wasn t sure if I loved them or hated them because of the choices they were ma...

  13. Set in the Native American gaming world of Minnesota, tribal life and management and told with insight into gambling addiction and depression Small town banker JW and Johnny Eagle, a NA trying to raise his son back on the reservation, become friends and rivals as JW loses it...

  14. I unreservedly recommend Sins of Our Fathers I love books which not only entertain but also teach me something interesting that I didn t know Mr Otto writes in an engaging style and the plot is fast paced and takes unexpected twist and turns I also learned a great deal about Native American culture...