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The Holy Ghost Speakeasy and Revival

Audiobook
Fiction: Historical Fiction, Literary
Unabridged   8.25 hour(s)
Publication date: 11/20/2018

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The Holy Ghost Speakeasy and Revival

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684418183
Digital Download ISBN:9781684418190

Summary

Told with haunting lyricism, The Holy Ghost Speakeasy and Revival is the story of a preacher full of contradictions, a man for whom the way is never straight and narrow.

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Product Description

Jedidiah Robbins is a man on a crusade. From town to town, his Gospel train rides the rails of 1920s Appalachia, spreading the Good News with his daughter and a loyal group of roustabouts in tow. But Jedidiah's traveling revival company has a secret: in addition to offering the gifts of the Holy Spirit, it also delivers spirits of another kind. Prohibition is in full swing, but The Sword of the Lord train keeps the speakeasies in the towns it visits in business by providing the best that mountain stills have to offer. While beyond the gaze of federal agents, the operation eventually runs afoul of an overzealous small town sheriff and a corrupt judge, setting in motion a series of events that could land them all in chains. Told with haunting lyricism, this is the story of a preacher full of contradictions, a man for whom the way is never straight and narrow. It bends like the river, a river that leads him in the paths of a different brand of righteousness—and perhaps even to salvation.

Reviews/Praise

“Andrew Eiden narrates with both verve and compassion, giving voice to a wide variety of characters of different ages and backgrounds…Eiden is riveting in moments of laugh-out-loud humor and of heartbreaking sadness in this rollicking tale possessed of both more lightness and depth than one might expect.” —Booklist Audio Starred Review

"Once again, Terry Roberts skillfully explores the South to find answers from the King James Bible and jars of white lightning from mountain stills." —Elizabeth Spencer, author of Voice at the Back Door and Light in the Piazza

Author Bio

Terry Roberts's debut novel, A Short Time to Stay Here, won the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction, and his second novel, That Bright Land, won the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award as well as the James Still Award for Writing about the Appalachian South.