Ed Williams has a book coming out in November with Champagne Books. Here's the synopsis!
(A Juliette Christmas Epistle)
ChristmaSin' tells a realistic story of a deep Southern Christmas from the perspective of the sixteen year old boy that lived it. It’s a tad wild, even bawdy at times, but in the end conveys a heartfelt Christmas message to the reader. The novel blends real life happenings with literary license to produce an unusual, yet enjoyable story. No sugar plums or “happily ever afters” in this story, through its pages its sixteen year old subject:
* Becomes engaged in a game of commando with his brother, a fight to the finish utilizing dried up red chunks of clay as weapons.
* Figures out why flannel shirts are the absolute worst to wear.
* Listens to his dad explain an encounter with someone who supposedly had died several years ago.
* Expresses love for his super nice, steady girlfriend, then openly wishes for relationships with girls somewhat more morally casual. Okay, a lot more morally casual.
* Watches an old black man get maligned for petty theft.
* Attends a church Christmas function where a slightly drunken Santa knocks ornaments and decorations off the tree, then accidentally curses out loud in front of the whole congregation just after doing so.
* Helps his granddaddy, uncle, and a friend figure out how many times the Chinese have sex daily.
* Kisses three women in one single school day.
* Participates in the Juliette Christmas Cock Fight.
* Discovers why Christmas can be the most special holiday of all.
If you have an interest in a deep Southern, less than sugar coated Christmas story, this one is for you. And let’s not even mention the potential controversy this book could kick up in the Bible Belt, or in the Midwest, or Northeast, or wherever. It’s a current day book depicting old time happenings, which does make sense, or at least it seems like it does.
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