A weighty multi-generational epic of 13th century Germany played out upon the backdrop of a massive cathedral and the machinations behind its construction. Plenty of blood and thunder along with some insightful commentary on the human condition.
A circus tent of wordplay and bizarre lexicography, this tale of two toilers in the trenches of dictionary-making is funny, creative and often amazes with the facility displayed by the author in making the English language fresh.
The struggle between labor and management in the early twentieth century was a violent, passionate and lengthy. This is the story of two brothers desperately trying to find their path through the dangerous wilderness of murderers, zealots and immoral tycoons.