Doug Worgul Thin Blue Smoke

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Thin Blue Smoke

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A story of love and loss, hope and despair, God and whiskey, barbecue and the blues, this book marks the emergence of a vital new voice in American fiction

LaVerne Williams is a reformed felon, ex-ballplayer, and owner of Kansas City's best barbecue joint. Ferguson Glen is an Episcopal priest, faded literary star, and a lover of God, women, and liquor—but not necessarily in that order. Their lives intersect at LaVerne's diner—"Smoke Meat," as the regulars call it. There they are joined by a cast of remarkable characters, including LaVerne's devoted right-hand man, A.B. Clayton; blues legend "Mother" Mary Weaver; and Sammy Merzeti, a young man with a bloody past—and a bloodier future. An epic redemption tale and the story of two men coming to terms with their pasts, this is also a funny and soulful novel about faith, race, storytelling, bourbon, the language of rabbits, and the finer points of barbecue technique.

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Doug Worgul is a former newspaper journalist and magazine editor and a nationally recognized authority on the history and cultural significance of American barbecue traditions. He lives in Kansas City.

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"...an intriguing bunch of picaresque characters."  Choice Magazine


"Like the good food holding these stories together, you can’t believe your luck when you sit down before a full plate. Doug Worgul has done what all great writers strive to do: make you crave for more."  Rajiv Joseph, playwright, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo”



"Vivid descriptions of barbecue foods and characters will make it difficult to peel your eyes away from this story."  —KC Magazine  

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