by Jody Seay - £11.99 Firebrand Books (1999)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781563411144 | ISBN 10: 1563411148
A heartwarming, fesisty story about the transformative power of love... 'The Liar's Club' meets 'Fried Green Tomatoes' in 'The Second Coming of Curly Red', a story about what hatred can destroy and love rebuild. Seventy-year-old Texan, Jimmy Heron, shattered by the violent death of his wife, takes to the raod as he tries to outrun his pain. When he is befriended by Cory Miller and Leigh O'Brien, a lesbian couple living in Reliance, Oregon, the possibilities for a renewed life - for trust and commitment - open up. The two women have become the target of a vicious harassment campaign fueled by the bigotry of the Christian Right. Spreading lies and fear couched as "family values", the fire and brimstone of the Mt. Goshen Church of the Righteous spills over, igniting an all-too-real conflagration. In it's heat, a community is forged and a town remembers how it got its name. 'The Second Coming of Curly Red' will grab you by the heart and not let go.
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