Journeyman: A Novel by Erskine Caldwell

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Journeyman: A Novel

A wandering preacher who gambles and chases women exposes the hypocrisies of a small Southern town
 
When preacher Semon Dye moves into the tiny Georgia town of Rocky Comfort, many of its citizens welcome him. After all, the only church in town is being used to store fertilizer. But sermons aren’t the first thing on the mind of the tall, magnetic, and utterly dissolute man. Other callings take priority: women, whiskey, gambling, and hiding from the law. Even as he seduces wives, cheats at cards, and provokes old feuds, Dye manages to cast a dark spell over all the people in Rocky Comfort.
 
Journeyman is a wicked send-up of religious fervor by an American master of dark political satire.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erskine Caldwell including rare photos and never-before-seen documents courtesy of the Dartmouth College Library.
'“Caldwell is one of the best . . . a master illusionist who can create, as Hemingway did, an impression of absolute reality.” —Time “No fictionist has written more strikingly of the modern South’s problems.” —Chicago Sunday Tribune'
A wandering preacher who gambles and chases women exposes the hypocrisies of a small Southern town
 
When preacher Semon Dye moves into the tiny Georgia town of Rocky Comfort, many of its citizens welcome him. After all, the only church in town is being used to store fertilizer. But sermons aren’t the first thing on the mind of the tall, magnetic, and utterly dissolute man. Other callings take priority: women, whiskey, gambling, and hiding from the law. Even as he seduces wives, cheats at cards, and provokes old feuds, Dye manages to cast a dark spell over all the people in Rocky Comfort.
 
Journeyman is a wicked send-up of religious fervor by an American master of dark political satire.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erskine Caldwell including rare photos and never-before-seen documents courtesy of the Dartmouth College Library.
'“Caldwell is one of the best . . . a master illusionist who can create, as Hemingway did, an impression of absolute reality.” —Time “No fictionist has written more strikingly of the modern South’s problems.” —Chicago Sunday Tribune'
Publisher: Open Road Media ISBN: 9781453217016 Pages: 137