The Preacher's Boy

The Preacher's Boy

by Terry Pringle


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The Preacher's Boy by Terry Pringle

Michael Page has trouble with the two most important relationships in his life -- with his minister-father and his girlfriend who wants to sing rock and roll. His attempts to work them out brought widespread recognition to a book with as much humor as conflict. The New York Times named it a "Notable Book of the Year" as well as the "first ever Southern Baptist sex comedy."

From Algonquin Books, the original publisher...

In this vivid novel of a father's and son's love for each other, Terry Pringle probes deeply into the problems and meanings of young manhood, frustrated expectations, and clashing modes of religious and social values and assumptions.

From reviews and recognition...

Best Books Young Adult -- American Library Association

Notable Book of the Year -- New York Times

"The Preacher's Boy may be the first-ever Southern Baptist sex comedy." --New York Times Book Review

"As true as the clink of a coin in the plate on Sunday morning." --Kirkus Reviews

"A welcome deliverance from the dark world of TV preachers and numb ritual. Pringle conducts it all with masterful skill." --Spectrum

"One of those books that keeps you laughing while you are reading, and leaves you thinking when you are through." --Winston-Salem Journal

"A million laughs" --Chattanooga Times

"Bawdy and entertaining" --Publishers Weekly

"This is my favorite kind of book -- a comedy, often blisteringly funny, that's also fundamentally serious." --Raleigh Spectator

"Frequently hilarious...a rare treat" --Macon Telegraph and News

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500185770
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/01/1988
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Terry Pringle was born in Jackson, Mississippi, but has lived in Texas most of his life. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he graduated from Texas A&I University with a degree in English and worked at a variety of "day jobs" while he wrote. For the last 25 years, he has been a copywriter and novelist. He lives in Abilene, Texas, with his wife, Brenda. Their son, Michael, lives in Atlanta.

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