PRIDE event: SILAS HOUSE presents SOUTHERNMOST

When a flood washes away much of a small community along the Cumberland River in Tennessee, Asher Sharp, an evangelical preacher there, starts to see his life anew. He has already lost a brother due to his inability to embrace his brother's coming out of the closet. Now, in the aftermath of the flood, he tries to offer shelter to two gay men, but he's met with resistance by his wife. Furious about her prejudice, Asher delivers a sermon where he passionately defends the right of gay people to exist without condemnation. 
In the heated battle that ensues, Asher loses his job, his wife, and custody of his son, Justin. As Asher worries over what will become of the boy, whom his wife is determined to control, he decides to kidnap Justin and take him to Key West, where he suspects that his estranged brother is now living. It's there that Asher and Justin see a new way of thinking and loving. 
Southernmost is a tender and heartbreaking novel about love and its consequences, both within the South and beyond.

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Event date: 
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Southernmost Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616206253
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - June 5th, 2018