The Silver Family
Many of the central figures in the Clarkwoods Literary Universe are members of the Massachusetts-based Silver Family. According to the historical record, they are the descendants of a British mariner called John who earned a “swampy, undersized lot at the edge of the deep green sea” in exchange for his services to England’s Plymouth colony. According to family lore, they are also the descendants of Judas himself. Notable members of the family include artists Dottie and Michael, authors Matt and Tracy, and musicians Eli and Veronica.