In the decades leading up to the Civil War, America is a country of incredible freedom overlaid with cruel injustice. All God’s Children is a historical epic that spans thirty years in the lives of three people – an illiterate frontiersman, a runaway teenage slave, and a gay young man fleeing scandal – who are trying to capture the American ideal of freedom on the new Western frontier, in a struggle that still resonates today.
Aaron Gwyn is the author of three novels. His fiction has appeared in his story collection Dog on the Cross, finalist for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award; and numerous magazines and anthologies such as Esquire, McSweeney’s, Best of the West, and Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina. He is associate professor of English at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where he teaches fiction writing and American literature.