Linen Shroud, set before, during and after the American Civil War, continues the story of the Duladier and Montour families and their work together in the textile industry not far from the Erie Canal.
Kristiana Duladier, the head of the family's textile enterprises, opposes her son Threadneedle's wish to fight in the civil war.
Threadneedle, a product of both the French Huguenot Duladier's and the older metis family The Montours (French/Dutch/Iroquois/Lenape,) has been shepherded through tribal clan initiations into the warrior society, by his grandmother Marguerite Montour. His cousin, Kilian Sechinger, though Huguenot, has also been raised in the Quaker community around Newtown PA with Threadneedle. Because he has no native heritage, Kilian follows the pacifist principles of the Quakers. Blood will tell, however, as Kilian feels obliged to follow Threadneedle into battle for his protection.
Kristiana's lifelong partnership with Turtle Dawn of the Montour family is tested when cousin Kilian is enlisted to impregnate Turtle Dawn.
Kristiana keeps the House of Duladier's textile enterprises firmly in the guild tradition. When her father Wilhelm shows up, having made a fortune in Mexican cochineal, a red dye, he is equally determined to model the industrial revolution, putting workers all under one factory roof.
Linen Shroud is expected to be completed and released by sitio tiempo press in 2013.