Talking God's Radio Show by John High

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Soaked in night visions and pierced through by jagged memory, Talking God s Radio Show tells that peculiarly American story in which, as Faulkner once said, The past isn t forgotten, it isn t even the past. John High s Virginia backwaters call to mind the feral, hallucinogenic American landscapes of Cormac McCarthy s Child of God, as well as Faulkner s Sanctuary. His journey through their underworld of racial and sexual transgression sparks caustic, brain-searing consequences we discover, at the soul s black bottom, a resolute will to rise up and die, as if both actions were one in the same. This novel is an lyric ode to the heart s ineluctable damnation and redemption. Albert Mobilio

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Published December 1, 2006 by Spuyten Duyvil. 327 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In High's Southern gothic, Jesse Rivers, half African-American and half white, looks back over a lifetime struggle that has put him in numerous psych wards, and tells about his crucial 15th year, in 1965, when his life seemed to crack open.

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