The Holy Ghost Speakeasy and Revival
Nobody spreads the word of God quite like the reverend Jedidiah Robbins, widower, father, man of God. His train roams the countryside, setting up shop and delivering moving sermons full of kindness and holy fire. But, on the side, Robbins’ traveling church also delivers moonshine of the highest quality, skirting Prohibition enforcers. Along the way, Robbins will make friends and enemies on his journey and face challenges he never expected.
The Holy Ghost Speakeasy and Revival is a wonderful book, full of complex characters and hard questions about the contradictions we live with every day. No character is simply black and white, and hypocrisy is as common as righteousness no matter where you look.
The bonds we form, what it means to be a good person, how we live…this book comments on all of those complicated aspects of life, and with such beautiful subtlety that it all flows naturally from the text. Nothing is forced, nothing is telegraphed.
Joyous and melancholy all at once, haunting in its depth and confidence, The Holy Ghost Speakeasy and Revival feels like a leisurely train ride, even in the tense moments where lives, and souls, hang in the balance. I was absolutely blown away by it.
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