”I was haunted throughout…a mesmerizing…extraordinary work of the imagination. Thornhorn, where the hell have you been?” ~ William Peter Blatty (author of The Exorcist)
by Randy Thornhorn
In The Beginning were The Brothers Brass. In The End there is no end to what one wounded girl’s heart will give. And no end to what one brother will give for the other.
The Brothers Brass. Two young bluegrass singers (with echoes of The Everly Brothers). Raised in Savannah by the sea, together, these boys’ voices chime like heavenly bells.
The oldest brother, Kestrel, falls in love with a wild little thing who hides up in the trees—a bit of a girl named Bettilia. An abused girl raised by a flesh and blood devil on a haunted mountain called Riddle Top.
Soon all the Family Brass falls for Bettilia. She touches Kestrel, she touches everyone. And they touch sweet Bettilia, forever.
Then comes that fateful day when, deep in his own heart, Kestrel says I do to his own devil, within and without.
The Kestrel Waters is an eerie, heroic, and beautiful story of human love, like none you’ve ever known. An epic fable of an epic family whose hearts are comic, profane, and profoundly true.