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Release Date: May 31, 2015
Our Mad Brother Villon
PRAISE FOR OUR MAD BROTHER VILLON
Poor Francois Villon! He is a lovable character who just cannot stay on the right side of the law. I found myself, more than once, wanting to shake some sense into him! I imagine this is how his loving uncle must have felt many times. A good, fast paced-story about an extremely prolific 15th-century poet. I'm so glad I read this book because otherwise I would never have known about the complex and talented man, Francois Villon.”
—Sara Wall, NetGalley Reviewer
One of the reasons why I love historical fiction is that I enjoy discovering historical figures that have been forgotten by most. Like Francois Villon: A ne'er-do-well who loved the hedonistic life... The book is fun, engaging, and fast-paced.”
—Giorgia Guazzarotti, Blogger at History and Other Thoughts
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kenneth Parsons was born in Ashland, Kentucky, and attended public schools there. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, Marshall University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. He has taught English in the United States, China, Japan, and South Korea. He is currently a professor of English as a Foreign Language at Seokyeoung University in Seoul.
His poems have appeared in many literary journals, including Wind, White Pelican, Silk Road, and Shi Kan (China’s official monthly poetry journal). He has also published a chapbook of poems: Window, Shadow Mirror (Pudding House Press).
Our Mad Brother Villon is his first novel. An excerpt from this novel was a finalist for The Time & Place Literary Prize in 2013, awarded in France.