At 66 years old, Martha Browne, daughter of a snake handling preacher gone missing, is desperate to find love before her time runs out. Her latest prospect, 43-year-old Arthur Endicott, the new priest at her adopted Episcopal Church, shows great promise, though unbeknownst to her, he's been banished to Amity for engaging in unseemly behavior in a gay cruising park in the city. As Arthur tries to redeem himself and reconstruct his destroyed life, he must contend with narcissistic Martha, who challenges him at every turn. Along the way, he and the other citizens of small-town Amity, Kentucky, seek love for themselves. In this Altman-esque tale told from multiple points of view, a large cast creates an interwoven tapestry wherein each character carries a part of the whole story. The full picture comes into focus in a climax of murder, mayhem, and a little bit of magic.
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