Delmarva Today 10-15-2021 Part Two

Oct 15, 2021

Wilson’s guest is Lewes, Delaware author Jack Clemons.  Clemons is an aerospace engineer and was a member of the NASA team for the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs. His memoir Safely to Earth: The Men and Women Who Brought the Astronauts Home is an award-winning book that Clemons discussed on Delmarva Today in 2019. His new novel, The Outliers lays open the raw, rough and tumble nature of Lewes at the turn of the century seen through the eyes of a Nanticoke Indian. In style, the book takes on the character of the early wild west novels. It is, in fact, the wild west transplanted to the Delmarva Peninsula, replete with the famous marshal, the engaging outlaw, the faithful prostitute, and the evil banker with his innocent, beautiful daughter who is attracted to the wrong man.