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  1. Wednesday Jun 27 SILAS HOUSE INTRODUCES SOUTHERNMOST WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27; 7 PM SILAS HOUSE will introduce Southernmost, a thoughtful and compassionate novel that initially sprang from the seeds of his own life. After a fundamentalist upbringing that caused him to come out later in life, House was...
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SILAS HOUSE INTRODUCES SOUTHERNMOST

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27; 7 PM

SILAS HOUSE will introduce Southernmost, a thoughtful and compassionate novel that initially sprang from the seeds of his own life. After a fundamentalist upbringing that caused him to come out later in life, House was faced with both blatant rejection and fierce acceptance. The insight he gained from those often painful circumstances spurred him to craft this intensely candid story, one that explores our ability to escape the confines of intolerance and hate and move toward dignity, understanding, and grace.

The main character in the story is Asher Sharp, an evangelical preacher in Tennessee who offers shelter to two gay men after a devastating flood. This action comes with a huge personal cost, creating chaos in his congregation and marriage. Ousted from his church, he flees to the southernmost part of the US where he discovers a new way of thinking about love, faith, parenthood, and life. ALGONQUIN

According to Charles Frazier, author of Varina, “This beautifully crafted novel brims with a spirit of hopeful humanity as one man’s effort to make himself a better person casts ripples in the world around him

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