9780306818363

Salvation on Sand Mountain : Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia

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  • ISBN13:

    9780306818363

  • ISBN10:

    0306818361

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/11/2009
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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Summary

On assignment in Alabama to cover a murder trial, New York Times journalist Dennis Covington discovered the bizarre, mysterious, ultimately irresistible world of holiness snake handling. As he explored the lives and beliefs of the poor, white Southerners who practice this strange form of religion, he gradually began to explore his own soul. A National Book Award nominee. of photos.

Author Biography

Dennis Covington is the award-winning author of several books of fiction and nonfiction, including Lizard and Lasso the Moon. He teaches creative writing at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

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