This is a novel of Southern Gothicism and Urban Minimalism that transcends the work of both Jt Leroy and Dorothy Allison. In a house trailer in the rural South, a married Vietnam veteran, addicted to pharmaceuticals and haunted by memories of the past, is on the brink of collapse. Just when he thinks the dream of another life is over, the unspeakable happens. He falls in love with a frail, ghostly younger man who reminds him of youth, beauty and the possibility of a life beyond the prison he has created for himself. "A Scarecrow's Bible" is about what happens when love occurs at the most unexpected moment. It is the story of how working-class men and women in a small town adapt to changes that somehow seem impossible. It is a novel of hope and transformation that challenges our ideas about diversity and social change, all the way breaking our hearts.
"Very much alive...with moments of true idiosyncratic beauty." - Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours "This is very gratifying to read...vivid and compelling work." - Darcey Steinke, author of Jesus Saves "Superb and evocative work." - Jennifer Levin, author of The Sea of Light and Water Dancer"