Killer Diller by Clyde Edgerton

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"Wonderful...Clyde Edgerton tells us another of his lovely tall tales."--Los Angeles Times Book Review

Listre, North Carolina, is jumping. The Sears twins, Ted and Ned, who run a Baptist college, have opened Nutrition House for overweight Christians. Meanwhile their Project Promise is busy matching the educationally disadvantaged with wayward youth who want to share their talents. Enter Wesley Benfield, a prime candidate for Project Promise, with a special place in his heart for Baptist songwriting, preaching, and a wide, iron-pumping girl over at the Nutrition House. The Lord only knows where Wesley will go from here...

About Clyde Edgerton

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Clyde Edgerton is the author of 10 novels, including The Bible Salesman and The Night Train. Five of his novels have been New York Times Notable Books. He lives with his wife, Kristina, and their children in Wilmington, North Carolina, where he is a professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Published September 15, 2012 by Algonquin Books. 258 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Wesley's spiritual journey builds to a heady crescendo, with Wesley just outside the law but well on the path to true goodness.

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Good-natured North Carolina delinquent Wesley Benfield forms a controversial gospel band with his fellow halfway house inmates and falls in love in this whimsical sequel to Walking Across Egypt .

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The situation is this: Ballard University (the kind of "university" that covers a few city blocks at best and will let in a moron if he can pay the tuition) has received a $320,000 grant for what looks like a promising new project.

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