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Publisher's Summary

Reverend Maloney isn't the world's greatest spiritual advisor. He drinks gin out of his coffee cup and has sex dreams about the Holy Ghost. His best friend Eli isn't perfect either, but he's a chess genius, so Maloney sees an opportunity in traveling around the country so Eli can win major chess tournament after chess tournament (while Maloney pockets Eli's winnings).

Chased by a blind headhunter named Jack Cataract, the Reverend, his girlfriend, and Eli race across North America and around New York City, from Washington Square Park to a jet ski ride to the great green gown of Lady Liberty.

In this uproariously funny, unabashedly sexy, and highly anticipated novel, Michael Bible delivers a devastating story about the American South, chess tournaments, and one debauched reverend's struggle with spirituality. In the spirit of Nicholson Baker and Barry Hannah, Sophia is an adventure with a raunchy and obviously flawed cast of characters, written with enormous heart.

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I loved it!

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This audiobook is like a trance. It starts and before you know it you're lost. Awesome!

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Boozey, beautiful and fun

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I especially liked all the stuff about chess and his descriptions of a surreal American South

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Yes yes yes!!!!

Awesome. Southern gothic nutso. I hope the sequel is just as good. Love this kind of work. Great narrator too.

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Excellent and Refreshing!

Definitely a quirky novel but many readers are likely to find the unconventional storytelling to be as fresh as it is addictive.

Worth a listen for sure!

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Fine Southern storytelling

Parenthood. Michael Bible tells an old story with Southern flair and an edgy disregard for cultural norms. I loved it. And Patrick Stillwell does a standout job narrating the tale. I'm going to look for more...

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Badass

This book is cool as hell. Dark, weird mysterious Southern surreal. Narrator is on point and that music!

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THIS WAS COOL!

Cool reading of a strange, and beautiful little book. Well worth the credit. Hope to read more from Michael Bible.

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Totally Badass

Great writing and funny as hell. Can't wait for the sequel. Love to also hear more from Patrick Stillwell.

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True Detective Meets

I was a big fan of the narration and the book. Kind of a True Detective meets surreal comedy. Awesome all around.

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Badass!

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One cool book. Very unique story and writing style. Reminded of True Detective by a comedy. Crazy entertaining.