The Dirty Parts of the Bible

Author: Sam Torode


SKU: 9781792120749 Category: Tag: Product ID: 894066


Semifinalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award
and previous #1 Bestseller in Humorous Literary Fiction

“A rich and soulful novel…steeped in wanderlust and whimsy.” —Publishers Weekly

The Dirty Parts of the Bible is a humorous adventure across America during the Great Depression–a rollicking tale of love and liquor, preachers and prostitutes, trains and treasure, sure to appeal to fans of O Brother Where Art Thou?, Water for Elephants, Mark Twain, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash.

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It’s 1936, and Tobias Henry is stuck in the frozen hinterlands of Michigan. Tobias is obsessed with two things: God and girls.

Mostly girls, of course.

But being a Baptist preacher’s son, he can’t escape God.

When his father is blinded in a bizarre accident (involving hard cider and bird droppings), Tobias must ride the rails to Texas to recover a long-hidden stash of money. Along the way, he’s initiated into the hobo brotherhood by Craw, a ribald vagabond-philosopher. Obstacles arise in the form of a saucy prostitute, a flaming boxcar, and a man-eating catfish. But when he meets Sarah, a tough farm girl under a dark curse, he finds out that the greatest challenge of all is love.

ISBN: 9781792120749
Publisher: Independently Published
Pub Date: 12/2018
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.71lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.25w x 0.63d

Additional information

Weight 0.71 lbs
Dimensions 8.00 × 5.25 × 0.63 in