Title Profile & Character Information

Sin Killer

Annotation
A Pulitzer Prize-winning Author. It is 1830, and the Berrybender family, rich, aristocratic, English, and fiercely out of place, is on its way up the Missouri River to see the American West as it begins to open up. Lord and Lady Berrybender have abandoned their palatial home in England to explore the frontier and to broaden the horizons of their children, who include Tasmin, a budding young woman of grit, beauty, and determination, her vivacious and difficult sister, and her brother. As they journey by rough stages up the Missouri River, they meet with all the dangers, difficulties, temptations, and awesome natural scenery of the untamed West, as well as a cast of characters that includes Indians, pioneers, mountain men, and explorers (both historical and imaginary), and with as many adventures. At the very core of the story is Tasmin's fast developing relationship with Jim Snow, frontiersman, ferocious Indian fighter, and part-time preacher (known up and down the Missouri as "the Sin Killer"). The strong, handsome, silent westerner eventually captures her heart, despite the fact that they are two intensely strong-willed people, form very different backgrounds.

Characters
NameBerrybender, Lady Tasmin
GenderFemale
TraitsEnglish
Aristocrat
Unmarried

NameSnow, Jim, aka Sin Killer
GenderMale
OccupationsFrontiersman
 Trapper
 Mountain man
TraitsAmerican
Loner

GenreAdventure
Fiction
Coming of age
Saga
    --Family
Western
TopicsEnglish in America
Family relationships
Eccentrics
Frontier life
Hardship
Mismatched lovers
Unexpected love
SettingMissouri River Valley
Frontier


Series
  The Berrybender Narratives
1Sin killer
2The Wandering hill
4Folly and glory