New York Times bestselling slapstick comedian Michael Perry makes his fiction debut with this hilarious and big-hearted story, a comic book but honest exploration of religion and the foibles of contemporary lifestyles that blends the barbed attraction of Garrison Keillor, the irreverent humor of Christopher Moore, and the audacious perception of Chuck Klosterman.
Life is by surprise filled with drama for low-key Harley Jackson: a lady in an important purple pickup has stolen his bachelor’s middle, a Hummer-driving predatory developer is threatening to pave the final vestiges of his family members farm, and within his barn is a calf bearing clone of Jesus Christ. His ally, Billy, a massive of a guy who stocks his trailer residence with a herd of cats and attempts to cross off kingdom song lyrics as philosophy, urges him to prevent the girl, struggle the developer, and get wealthy off the calf. yet Harley takes the other tack, hoping to prevent what his religious, dearly departed mom could have known as “a scene.”
Then the key will get out—right during the barn door, and Harley’s “miracle” is going viral. inside hours pilgrims, grifters, and the media have descended on his quiet patch of Swivel, Wisconsin, trying to find a glimpse (and a percent) of the calf. Does Harley cover the well-known, very likely holy calf and chance a rebellion, or supply the folk what they want—and bring up sufficient cash to maintain his land—and, simply very likely, win the girl and her enormous pink pickup truck?
Harley is going all in, slicing a take care of a big Hollywood agent that transforms his little farm into a world religious topic park—think Lourdes, merely with cheese curds and t-shirts. quickly, Harley has masses of cash . . . and extra hassle than he ever dreamed.