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Mrs Winchester's Gun Club with Douglas Bruton

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Mrs Winchester's Gun Club is a work of literary fiction, set in San Jose, California at the turn of the 20th century.

Sarah Winchester is gripped with guilt. Left a fortune by her husband's invention of the Winchester rifle, she is haunted by those it has slain, and by her own complicity in their deaths. In an effort to ease her conscience, she begins the construction of the Winchester House, a maze of rooms meant to house the dead Sarah cannot seem to escape.

The novel masterfully handles themes of grief, responsibility, atonement and ultimately forgiveness through a multitude of vibrant voices. Based on a true story, this tale is gripping from the start, drawing readers in with elegant prose and posing questions that linger on readers' minds long after they set the book down. While never veering into the political, this timely novel delves into subject matter that is all too relevant amidst the USA's current gun crises. The Winchester House seems to be representative of an America in crisis: an America that despite change remains stagnant in its views, that is apologetic yet uncompromising. As Sarah asks, 'Is it enough to be sorry, if sorry is a feeling that runs through everything that you think or do?'

About the Author

Douglas Bruton is an award winning short story writer. He is widely published in short story anthologies and has won many prizes for his writing in the last decade, including the Neil Gunn Prize and the William Soutar Prize. He is published in literary magazines including Northwords Now, Interpreter's House, Transmission and Bare Fiction Magazine.




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