"Bucking a headwind of despair, Frost pedals his verbal bicycle into the belly of the Beast, only to return bearing a brand-new Gospel illuminated with Voodoo cream and composed in the edgy vernacular of Portland’s thriving freak scene." —Tom Robbins
"James Bernard Frost has given us the best novel, ever, about this strange underground world of misfits and heroes." —Chuck Palahniuk
Barth Flynn is a barista swimming upstream against purposelessness in Portland, Oregon when he becomes the faithful scribe of Joseph Patrick Booker. Booker is a dwarf preacher who serves Voodoo donuts, Stumptown coffee, and, while his congregation throws PBR cans at him, rants about George W. Bush during the height of the 2004 presidential election. Barth's fascination with Booker becomes a friendship that comes to define his life, as he discovers himself, his city, and his budding feelings for an enigmatic bike messenger who helps distribute Booker's gospel in the form of zines.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR James Bernard Frost received his MFA in fiction from the University of San Francisco and currently lives in Portland, Oregon, working as a journalist for Wired magazine with the author Kerry Cohen, their four children, the rain, hte freaks, and the trees. He is also the author of World Leader Pretend along with various fiction and nonfiction that has been published in the San Francisco Examiner, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and others. He is part of the Dangerous Writers writing group, which includes authors Chuck Palahniuk, Chelsea Cain, and Cheryl Strayed. More »
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