Snakewoman of Little Egypt by Robert Hellenga audiobook

Snakewoman of Little Egypt: A Novel

By Robert Hellenga
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Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200106097

  • ISBN: 9798200106080

  • ISBN: 9798200106103

Runtime: 10.20 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

On the morning of his fortieth birthday, anthropology professor Jackson Jones contemplates his future: Should he go back to Africa, where he did his fieldwork, and live with the Mbuti, or should he marry and settle down in the Midwest, where he now teaches? On the morning of her release from prison, Sunny, who grew up in a snake-handling church in the Little Egypt region of Southern Illinois, rents a garage apartment from Jackson. She's been serving a five-year sentence for shooting, but not killing, her husband, the pastor of the Church of the Burning Bush with Signs Following after he forced her at gunpoint to put her arm in a box of rattlesnakes. Sunny and Jackson become lovers, but they're pulled in different directions. Sunny, drawn to science and eager to put her snake-handling past behind her, enrolls at the university. Jackson, however, takes a professional interest in the religious ecstasy exhibited by the snake handlers. Push comes to shove in a novel packed with wit, substance, and emotional depth. Snakewoman of Little Egypt delivers Robert Hellenga at the top of his form.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The serpentine story solidifies into a captivating and original take on the strange ways of redemption. Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Robert Hellenga

Author Bio: Robert Hellenga

Robert Hellenga was educated at the University of Michigan and Princeton. He is a professor at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, and the author of the novels The Sixteen Pleasures, The Fall of a Sparrow, Blues Lessons, Philosophy Made Simple, Snakewoman of Little Egypt, and The Italian Lover.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 10.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English