Personal Saviors a novel by Wesley Gibson published by Chelsea Station Editions
About the book:
Welcome to the South.
Where everything is about to change.
Paul is an eleven year-old boy caught between his fundamentalist faith and the growing awareness of his sexuality. Lady is a black girl who has been integrated into Paul’s school and doesn’t want to be there. Helen, Paul’s mother, is trying to become a country music star to stave off her increasing disillusionment as wife and mother. Rupert, Paul’s father, is increasingly convinced that extra-terrestrials exist and he needs to find them. And Velvet Archer, Paul’s gorgeously attractive neighbor, haplessly careens between church and a career in an effort to save herself from her addictions.
Sharp, funny, and infused with a dark, sly cleverness, Personal Saviors is a marvelous social snapshot of American lives desperate for any sort of salvation.
188 pages, paperback
Also available in digital formats @ $9.99.
Release date: 10/3/2011
Fiction, Gay Fiction, Southern Fiction
About the author:
Wesley Gibson is the author of Shelter, a novel, and You Are Here, a memoir. His work has appeared in The Village Voice Literary Supplement, Men on Men 5, Blackbird, Out Magazine, The New Art Examiner, and The Lambda Book Report, among others. He has been the recipient of a New York Foundation on the Arts Grant, a Mississippi Review Fiction Prize and a Virginia Commission on the Arts Grant, among others. He lives in San Francisco and teaches in the MFA Program at St. Mary’s College.