By Vincent Louis Carrella

within the deep mountains of Appalachia, the Flints of Leatherwood, Tennessee, unfold the notice of the gospels via dealing with lethal serpents and consuming lye in entrance of enormous gatherings of the devoted. Believing his ten-year-old son Jacob—called Toad or Spud—to be a prophet, Charles, the patriarch, takes the boy down a protracted and onerous direction as they commute the again roads of the postwar Deep South looking for God and plumb the depths in their unorthodox model of religion. yet surprising, surprising tragedy will shatter Charles's loved dream of establishing a ministry and an enduring church—and set younger Jacob on a dramatically assorted direction.

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