A critic once observed that "Jewel Gibson is a writer with two tongues, one for each cheek." Gibson's rollickingly funny first novel, Joshua Beene and God, first published in 1946, revealed a writer whose handling of the earthy and comic was as deft as her remarkable ability to capture the colorful sights, sounds, and language of East Texas life. Praised as superb satire by critics and damned as wicked by more than one Texas community, this novel follows one curmudgeonly religious leader's crusade against Spring Creek's ...

Joshua Beene and God 1997, Texas A&M University Press

ISBN-13: 9780890967973

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