The people of Southern Appalachia are hill people of Scottish-Irish descent--religious mystics who cast out demons, drink strychnine, and handle rattlesnakes. When the author, himself Scottish-Irish, uncovers records of snake-handling Covingtons, he decides to take up serpents himself. The result is Flannery O'Connor, Carson McCullers and Garrison Keillor all rolled into one quirky, unforgettable read.
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Option, 8/15/11 "Heartfelt yet sensational...Covington's memoir is genuinely life-changing."About the Author:
Dennis Covington is the award-winning author of several books of fiction and nonfiction, including Lizard and Lasso the Moon. He teaches creative writing at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140254587
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140254587
Book Description Penguin Books, 1996. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: On assignment in Alabama to cover a murder trial, New York Times journalist Dennis Covington discovered the bizarre, mysterious, ultimately irresistible world of holiness snake handling. As he explored the lives and beliefs of the poor, white Southerners who practice this strange form of religion, he gradually began to explore his own soul. A National Book Award nominee. of photos. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0140254587