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High As the Horses' Bridles (Reprint) (Paperback) (Scott Cheshire)

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"A powerful book, an unflinching examination of two centuries of American yearning and desire."-Colum McCann, TheNew York Times Book Review

In a crowded amphitheater in Queens, a nervous twelve-year-old Josiah Laudermilk steps to the stage to deliver his first sermon to thousands of waiting believers. A prodigy, they called him, the next in a long line of faithful men. Decades later, though, after a failed marriage and years away from the church and his home, Josiah (now Josie) finally returns to Queens to check on his father, who seems to be losing his grip on reality. Barreling through the old neighborhood, he's flooded with memories of his past, but when he finally arrives at his family's old house, he's completely unprepared for what he finds. Reaching from 1980 Queens to present-day sunny California to a tent revival in nineteenth-century rural Kentucky,High as the Horses' Bridles is an imaginative and heartbreaking debut from a bold new American voice.

Steeped in the oral tradition of American evangelism, this electrifying debut novel of inheritance, belief and a dangerous prophecy follows Josiah Laurdermilk, a former boy preaching prodigy, as he returns to Queens to care for his father and is overwhelmed by memories?both good and bad?at every turn. 50,000 first printing. A first novel.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Format: Paperback
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: Scott Cheshire
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 2015
TCIN: 18849129
UPC: 9781250074683
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-2378
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