Southernmost

Southernmost

eBook - 2018
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In this stunning novel about judgment, courage, heartbreak, and change, author Silas House wrestles with the limits of belief and the infinite ways to love. In the aftermath of a flood that washes away much of a small Tennessee town, evangelical preacher Asher Sharp offers shelter to two gay men. In doing so, he starts to see his life anew-and risks losing everything: his wife, locked into her religious prejudices; his congregation, which shuns Asher after he delivers a passionate sermon in defense of tolerance; and his young son, Justin, caught in the middle of what turns into a bitter custody battle. With no way out but ahead, Asher takes Justin and flees to Key West, where he hopes to find his brother, Luke, whom he'd turned against years ago after Luke came out. And it is there, at the southernmost point of the country, that Asher and Justin discover a new way of thinking about the world, and a new way of understanding love.Southernmost is a tender and affecting book, a meditation on love and its consequences.
Publisher: [United States] : Algonquin Books, 2018.
ISBN: 9781616208295
1616208295
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Aug 07, 2018

The author addresses sensitively and effectively, a subject that creates a split between those who believe in the literal word of the bible without willing to take into consideration that life, including scientific knowledge, continues to evolve over the centuries.
Two brothers, one an evangelical minister whose life experience contributes towards gradual changes in his belief system and the other, a homosexual, as well as other significant family members and the meaningful inclusion of a dog, all make for a strong story line made all the more more powerful through the characterization of a nine year old boy, an old soul, who is split between the beliefs of his parents.

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