Gods in Alabama /

When Arlene Fleet heads up north for college, she makes three promises to God: She will stop fornicating with every boy who crosses her path; never tell another lie; and never, ever go back to the "fourth rack of hell," her hometown of Possett, Alabama. All she wants from Him is one little...

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Main Author: Jackson, Joshilyn.
Other Authors: Taber, Catherine.
Format: Spoken Word Recording Electronic
Language:English
Published:[New York, N.Y.] : Time Warner Audio Books, 2005.
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Main Author:Jackson, Joshilyn.
Summary:When Arlene Fleet heads up north for college, she makes three promises to God: She will stop fornicating with every boy who crosses her path; never tell another lie; and never, ever go back to the "fourth rack of hell," her hometown of Possett, Alabama. All she wants from Him is one little miracle: make sure the body is never found. Crackling with humor, defiantly endearing characters, and plot twists that will astonish even the most jaded reader, "Gods in Alabama" will send you careening from tears to laughter and back. Most of all, it brings a unique, rough-around-the-edges heroine to life and makes her a permanent part of your own.

For 10 years Arlene has kept her promises, and God has kept His end of the bargain. Until now. When an old schoolmate from Possett turns up at Arlene's door in Chicago asking questions about Jim Beverly, former quarterback and god of Possett High, Arlene's break with her former hometown is forced to an end. At the same time, Burr, her long-time boyfriend, has raised an ultimatum: introduce him to her family or consider him gone. Arlene loves him dearly but knows her lily white (not to mention deeply racist)Southern Baptist family will not understand her relationship with an African American boyfriend. Reluctantly, Arlene bows to the pressure, and she and Burr embark on the long-avoided road trip back home. As Arlene digs through guilt and deception, her patched-together alibi begins to unravel, and she discovers how far she will go for love and a chance at redemption.

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Unabridged.
Duration: 8:07:04.
Performer:Read by Catherine Taber.
Playing Time:08:07:04
System Details:Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 116667 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
ISBN:1594831610 (sound recording ; OverDrive Audio Book)
9781594831614 (sound recording ; OverDrive Audio Book)
Author Notes:

Joshilyn Jackson graduated with honors from Georgia State with a degree in English literature. After earning her Master's in English at the University of Illinois in Chicago, she taught university-level English.

Jackson's short fiction has been published in many literary magazines and anthologies, and plays that she has written have been produced in Chicago and Atlanta.

Gods in Alabama, Jackson's first book, won SIBA's Novel of the Year award in 2005 and was a #1 BookSense pick. Between, Georgia was also a #1 BookSense pick, which gave Jackson the distinction of being the first author to receive that status in two consecutive years. Jackson also won the Listen Up award from Publisher's Weekly for her audio book reading. Her newest book is entitled, Backseat Saints.

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