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Tim Kirk's Burnt is a dark, multi-generational drama that follows three interwoven stories for nearly a century. It was originally written as an online serial, published weekly between January 2010 and February 2011.

The first tale begins in 1873, in the deserts that reach into Mexico where an outlaw and his daughter face crooked lawmen, horse thieves, a Padre named David, and a bloodthirsty posse. Another story unfolds in Los Angeles, establishing itself in 1923 before making its way through 1947, with an industrialist, a socialite, their daughter Lotus, and everyone from pioneering policewoman Minnie Barton to Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson and her Angelus Temple. The third and final story takes place in 1970 where a former professor looking for his estranged wife takes his young daughter on a desperate journey through the near-dead remains of a defunct counter-culture to a final confrontation with his guru father in the mountains of Colorado.

Each story is full of surprises that zig-zag across time and place and weave through history with imagination and intrigue.


Excerpts from the book:

“Can't recommend this book ANY stronger. BURNT by Tim Kirk. Zips you across a century in a few short pages. Amazing.”Patton Oswald

“A dark and brooding meditation about fatherhood: its burdens, its depths, its permanence.”John Darnielle, author of "Wolf in White Van"

Tim Kirk is a writer and filmmaker. Among his films are Room 237, The Nightmare and Director's Commentary: Terror of Frankenstein. He lives in Los Angeles and is proud to produce Tom Explores Los Angeles and to have written the narration for the “Hall of The Crucifixion” presentation at Forest Lawn – Glendale.