The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill
On Sale: January 15, 2019
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From a powerful new literary voice, a sweeping epic of
one family and the destructive power of the American Dream
All their lives, the children of George Benjamin Hill have
fought to escape the shadow of their father, a dust-bowl
orphan, self-made millionaire in bedrock American capitalism
(fast food and oil), and destroyer of two families on his
way to financial success.
Now, they are approaching middle age and ruin: A failed
ex-minor league ballplayer, divorced and mourning the death
of his daughter in Miami; a self-proclaimed CIA veteran, off
his meds and deciphering conspiracies in Manhattan; a Las
Vegas showgirl turned old maid of The Strip, trying to stay
clean; and an Alaskan bush pilot, twice un-indicted for
manslaughter and recently thrown off his land by the federal
While their father takes his place at the center of a
national scandal, these estranged siblings find themselves
drawn from their four corners of the country, compelled
along crowded interstates by resentment and confusion,
converging on a 300-acre horse ranch outside Omaha for a
final confrontation with the father they never had.
Migrating from the suburban anonymity of 1950s San
Bernardino, to the frozen end of the world (Alaska circa
1976), and concluding in the background of one of the most
horrifying moments in American history, The Patricide of
George Benjamin Hill spans seventy years of life in
America, from the Great Depression to the age of corporate
greed and terrorism. It is a literary suspense novel about
the decline and consequence of patriarchal society. It is
also an intricate family saga of aspiration and betrayal.
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