Modern Baptists (Penguin Modern Classics)

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The novel that has inspired such ardent allegiance is the story of Mr. Bobby Pickens, of Tula Springs, Louisiana, who gets a new lease on life-and comes almost to regret it. A gentle yet madcap comedy, filled with farce and true feeling, Modern Baptists is a novel that offers its readers the gift of abundant laughter.

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Praise for James Wilcox:

‘Wilcox is a highly polished comic performer.’
Observer

‘Wilcox has a sophisticated control of pace, his humour the chill of home truth, and his squibs at the expense of small-town America are rarely off-target.’
Jim Crace, TLS

‘It’s not easy to write a really original novel… Yet Wilcox manages to do just that in his very funny book, MODERN BAPTISTS.’
Daily Telegraph

About the Author:

James Wilcox is the author of seven novels. His eighth, Heavenly Days, has just been published. He is the head of the creative writing program at LSU, where he also teaches a course in literature and publishing. His publications include the novels Modern Baptists, North Gladiola, Miss Undine's Living Room, Sort of Rich, Polite Sex, Guest of a Sinner, and Plain and Normal. His short stories have been published in The New Yorker, Avenue, and Louisiana Literature.

Jim Crace is the author of The Gift of Stones (1988), Arcadia (1992), Signals of Distress (1994), Quarantine (1997), which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction, Being Dead (1999) which won the Whitbread Novel Award, the National Book Critics' Circle Fiction Award (USA) and was shortlisted for both the Booker Prize for Fiction and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, The Devil's Larder (2001), and Six (2003).

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