Jesus Saves by Darcey Steinke

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From one of the most daring and sensuous young writers in America, Jesus Saves, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, is a suburban gothic that explores the sources of evil, confronts the dynamic shifts within theology, and traces the consequences of suburban alienation. Set in the modern launch pads of adolescent ritual, the strip malls and duplexes on the back side of suburbia, it’s the story of two girls: Ginger, a troubled minister’s daughter; and Sandy Patrick, who has been abducted from summer camp and now smiles from missing-child posters all over town.

Layering the dreamscapes of Alice in Wonderland with the subculture of River’s Edge, Darcey Steinke’s Jesus Saves is an unforgettable passage through the depths of the literary imagination.
 

About Darcey Steinke

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Darcey Steinke is also the author of the novels Up Through the Water and Suicide Blonde. Her journalism has appeared in Spin, George, The Guardian (London), Artforum, and The Village Voice.
 
Published November 27, 2012 by Grove Press. 224 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A grim and often persuasive view of modern suburbia as the outer circle of hell.

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With a hook that could have originated on the six o'clock news, Steinke's flashy third novel is sure to strike a chord with contemporary audiences. When Sandy Patrick, a typical suburban youngster, is

Sep 01 1997 | Read Full Review of Jesus Saves

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where everything was make-believe, one attraction as false and inauthentic as the next."" As her father finds himself alienated from his church, Ginger's orbit brings her closer and closer to Sandy, still alive and dragged from hotel to hotel by her captor.

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