Twenty-one irreverent stories tracing the triumphs and follies of a clan of headstrong, wooden-shoed Dutch immigrants, from 1900 until the end of the century, as told by their deugenits (no-good) gay grandson. The narrator learns what his antecedents could never have witnessed: that blood will out, and Seceders will always return, just not in the same generation. And all, of course, is predestined.
John Schoonbeek is retired from Vassar College, and now lives on the banks of the Suwannee River. His son, Nicholas, provided two drawings and much inspiration for this book. Photographer Jorge Santos contributed as well. The line drawings were created by famed circus artist Karen E. Gersch, who also did the cover art for a previous novel by the author, My Father's Circus, also published by Hudson House.
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