Reverend America

Reverend America

by Kris Saknussemm


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Reverend America by Kris Saknussemm

MATHIAS TRUE IS REVEREND AMERICA. CALLING YOU BACK TO THE HOLY MUSIC OF LIFE. IT IS TRUE! LOVE IS YOUR ONLY REDEEMER! Rocky is the road. Weary is the way. Lay your burden down. Come be Healed by this Glorious WHITE KNIGHT! Mathias is better known as Casper, an albino preacher who had healing ways in his youth. Back in his hometown of Joplin, Missouri seeking rest from years of hurt, Casper soon finds himself with the pregnant teenage prostitute Angelike outrunning their pasts on the great road south. Dangers follow them, characters as crazed and colorful as America’s own history greet them, and Casper finds himself on the unexpected road to salvation. Singing in a space between Flannery O’Connor and Carl Hiaasen, Reverend America mixes the old with the new. A kicking and spitting true-to-life tale that is Saknussemm’s most heart-rending to date.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984428854
Publisher: Dark Coast Press
Publication date: 02/21/2012
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kris Saknussemm is the award-winning author of three internationally acclaimed novels, a short story collection, and a collection of his visual art. Kirkus called Saknussemm “exuberantly weird.” Kris is the son of a Congregational minister and the great-grandson of one of America’s most famous evangelists. He is currently at the Black Mountain Insititute of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas for the Gallagher Fellowship.

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