God Says No

God Says No

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by James Hannaham
     
 

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Gary Gray marries his first girlfriend, a fellow student from Central Florida Christian College who loves Disney World as much as he does. They are nineteen, God-fearing, and eager to start a family, but a week before their wedding Gary goes into a rest-stop bathroom and lets something happen. God Says No is his testimony—the story of a young black…  See more details below

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Gary Gray marries his first girlfriend, a fellow student from Central Florida Christian College who loves Disney World as much as he does. They are nineteen, God-fearing, and eager to start a family, but a week before their wedding Gary goes into a rest-stop bathroom and lets something happen. God Says No is his testimony—the story of a young black Christian struggling with desire and belief, with his love for his wife and his appetite for other men, told in a singular, emotional voice. Driven by desperation and religious visions, the path that Gary Gray takes—from revival meetings to out life in Atlanta to a prayaway-the-gay ministry in Memphis, Tennessee—gives a riveting picture of how a life like his can be lived, and how it can’t.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802196309
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
06/08/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
579,461
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

JAMES HANAHAM received an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas. He lives in Brooklyn and teaches at the Pratt Institute.

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God Says No 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful debut novel, so lucky to have stumbled across it. This book served as an insightful look into how religion, family, insecurity and denial can be a major set back in life. I couldn't put this book down; it is a must read. It will be enjoyed by all.
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auntmip More than 1 year ago
Did NOT enjoy this book. Many grammatical and spelling errors, which made it very difficult to read. Then, there's the story itself. I could not believe the main character was so naive! Nobody I know is that uninformed. Also, the "Pray Away the Gay" religious counseling is well-known to be fraudulent, so why is much of this book about it? Finally, I question the ethics of a man who knows he's gay but gets married anyway just because that's what his society does. Shameful!