Southernmost

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Author(s): Silas House
Awards:2019-Fiction-Longlist-Andrew Carnegie Medal
Original Publish Date: Jun 26, 2018
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Product Number: Z100108206
Released: Jun 26, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781684411856
Narrator/s: Charlie Thurston
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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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.

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Southernmost
Product Number: BX00104305
Product Number:Z100108206
Product Number:DD36518

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CD
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Author(s): Silas House
Narrator(s): Charlie Thurston
Product Number DD36518
Released: Jun 26, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684411849
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Author(s): Silas House
Product Number EB00712463
Released: Jun 05, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: #9781616208295

Professional reviews

"Narrator Charlie Thurston deftly navigates this road story of a father and son on the run. Silas House's depiction of conflicted evangelical faith in the South begins with Pastor Asher Sharp, who makes an offer to help a gay couple following a flood and then loses his job and, after a messy divorce, custody of his precocious 9-year-old son, Justin, because of this act of kindness. Thurston's performance evokes both empathy and anger in the listener. He uses a soft Southern accent as Asher escapes to the Florida Keys. The novel begins a bit slowly but, as performed by Thurston, is in the end shocking and emotionally satisfying. Thurston's evocative performance leaves the listener filled with a potent combination of hope, joy, and sadness. R.O. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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