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Purple Church (Paperback)

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Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 30/07/2012
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Purple Church tells the story of Brother Jimmy Russell, a vulnerable and lonely Baptist minister who has everything going for him until his life falls apart after leukemia claims the life of his devoted bride. Brother Jimmy is then tempted by the young and beautiful Ashley White, who was abused by her father as a child and then raped by her fiance's father when she was in college. Ashley's tragic past leaves her empty and starved for attention, a perfect combination that leads her to skid row on a lofted stage in a popular Memphis strip club. The tale is one of redemption and spiritual consequence for both the handsome preacher and the lovely coed, whose salvation is Brother Jimmy's only reason for living.

Publisher: Texas Review Press
ISBN: 9781933896892
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 204 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm


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"The author takes us on a disturbing trip from the God-fearing small town of his youth to a seamy Gomorrah less than two hours to the north. A graphic story of temptation, actions, and consequences as inexplicable, yet believable, as the Fall itself." --U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (Mississippi)


"Starner Jones has debuted brilliantly with this award-winning novel about one man's spiritual death spiral in a morass of loss, lust, and shame in the contemporary South. With humor, insight, and tangible angst, we are led through this gritty depiction of an epic moral struggle told by one of the freshest voices I have read in years." -Governor Haley Barbour, Mississippi


"Starner Jones' impressive first novel, "Purple Church," is a sharply written narrative of sin and redemption that carries the reader quickly and surely through a fast-paced plot with many unexpected turns and reversals. The surprise ending, which involves the antagonist and protagonist, who have been changed forever in the course of the action, reminds one of O. Henry."--George Core, editor, "Sewanee Review"


"Starner Jones' impressive first novel, Purple Church, is a sharply written narrative of sin and redemption that carries the reader quickly and surely through a fast-paced plot with many unexpected turns and reversals. The surprise ending, which involves the antagonist and protagonist, who have been changed forever in the course of the action, reminds one of O. Henry."--George Core, editor, Sewanee Review


"The author takes us on a disturbing trip from the God-fearing small town of his youth to a seamy Gomorrah less than two hours to the north. A graphic story of temptation, actions, and consequences as inexplicable, yet believable, as the Fall itself." --U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (Mississippi)


"Starner Jones has debuted brilliantly with this award-winning novel about one man's spiritual death spiral in a morass of loss, lust, and shame in the contemporary South. With humor, insight, and tangible angst, we are led through this gritty depiction of an epic moral struggle told by one of the freshest voices I have read in years." -Governor Haley Barbour, Mississippi

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