“A disturbingly beautiful piece of writing. Darcey Steinke has found a trashy and intensely spiritual poetry in the suburban malls and backwoods of the South, and she has set them before us in gorgeous, unsettling prose.” –The New York Times Book Review
From one of the most daring and sensuous young writers in America, Jesus Saves, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, is a suburban gothic that explores the sources of evil, confronts the dynamic shifts within theology, and traces the consequences of suburban alienation. Set in the modern launch pads of adolescent ritual, the strip malls and duplexes on the back side of suburbia, it’s the story of two girls: Ginger, a troubled minister’s daughter; and Sandy Patrick, who has been abducted from summer camp and now smiles from missing-child posters all over town.
Layering the dreamscapes of Alice in Wonderland with the subculture of River’s Edge, Darcey Steinke’s Jesus Saves is an unforgettable passage through the depths of the literary imagination.
Jesus Saves by Darcey Steinke (used)
Atlantic Monthly Press 1997
Used hardcover in very good condition