A Handbook of American Prayer

Shepard, Lucius.

Published by Thunder's Mouth Press, 2004
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Synopsis: A man walks into a bar. A dispute ensues, and the bartender kills him. He's sentenced to ten years for manslaughter. In prison, the convict, Wardlin Stuart, writes prayers addressed to no god in particular. Inexplicably, his prayers — whether it's a request for a girlfriend or a special favor for a fellow inmate — are answered, be it in days or weeks. When his collection of supplications, A Handbook of American Prayer, is published by a New York press, Stuart emerges a celebrity author. Settling into a new life in Arizona, he encounters a fundamentalist minister. The two are destined for a confrontation. In the interim, it seems that the god to whom Stuart has been praying has manifested himself on the earth. In this short novel about America's conflicting love triangle — celebrity, spirituality, and money — Shepard negotiates the thin line between the real and the surreal, expounding upon violence and redemption along the way. This story of an unlikely American messiah shows why The Wall Street Journal has compared Shepard, an award-winning author, to Graham Greene, Robert Stone, and Ward Just.

About the Author: Lucius Shepard lives in Vancouver, Washington. An award-winning writer, he is the author of several books, including Valentine and The Jaguar Hunter, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

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Title: A Handbook of American Prayer
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Hardcover
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