Henry Boulanger of Mushannon Town by Mark Seinfelt

By Mark Seinfelt

The court docket of Louis XVI keeps to exert a robust pull at the mind's eye. The dramatic occasions of Yorktown, the ultimate fight in America's bid for Independence additionally is still an issue of fascination. much less recognized is the tale of the Azilum corporation, how after the French Revolution, traders bought huge tracts of land in Pennsylvania and promoted settlements within the hopes of delivering a shelter for French emigres. Versailles, Yorktown, Azilum all play an element in Mark Seinfelt's novel "Henry Boulanger of Mushannon Town," which tells the tale of a progressive battle soldier, who ahead of coming to the States, used to be a traveling shoemaker in Germany and France. the radical resembles Thomas Mann's "Felix Krull" in that it includes a rogue hero venturing out from his personal kingdom into very varied worlds. The reader sees how existence was once lived on each side of the Atlantic, an outdated global as corrupt and debauched as that portrayed in "Barry Lyndon," a brand new as fierce and untamed as in "The final of the

"Mark Seinfelt is a tender author who unpacks his baggage and units up his personal brilliant stall with an uncommonly huge and sundry array of literary wares at his table."
Paul West

"Granted, this is often writing which calls for a lot of the reader. Seinfelt manages to wed the sentential mastery of Henry James to the gonzo-historical goofiness of Thomas Pynchon. however the strength of this writing is if we're keen to profit its complex song it is going to remodel the prosy international we go back to as soon as our studying is completed: those little cities and the plain-faced humans of critical Pennsylvania, inside of whom lie the seeds of utopia and the tragic tale of its demise."
Jason Charnesky

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