From renowned penman William Vlach comes The Gospel According to Father Coffee one of the most outrageous, insightfully delightful new books of 2017. With a pen that lashes great writing, Vlach has turned out a classic in book form with his new release. It's funny, fine and delicious to read, with extra helpings of pure charm and wit. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to taste an extra strong dose of the talent that has made Vlach one of the most touted authors for 2017 success.
It's a bird. It's a plane. No. It's Father Coffee. He flies. He renders himself invisible. He harangues his parishioners. In each of these comical stories the magical and whimsical Father Coffee struggles to heal and to trick his parishioners into compassion and love. Here is a 1950's small town priest who is at once spiritual and earthy, ribald and holy. Set in a 1950's rural town in California, The Gospel According to Father Coffee, is a fast moving, unusual, magical story of redemption through trickery. The town's lives, rich and poor, young and old, are revealed as Father Coffee night-flies, becomes invisible and delivers pagan sermons astonishing his parishioners. Through these stories, told in vignettes, each one with a twist, the magical Father Coffee discovers redemption for himself and his town through his magical skills. Many of these tales are informed by the world trickster stories of the native American Coyote, Zen parables, The Dead Sea Scrolls as well as the Sufi stories of Nasrddin Hoja.
William Vlach’s poetry has been published in the United States and the United Kingdom. Both his playwriting and parody have won writing awards. William has published essays on diverse topics such as police psychology, the history of health care ethics, film noir, and the psychology of genocide. His newest novel, The Gospel According to Father Coffee (William Collins Publishing, London), was released in the summer of 2017. Currently he is completing his second historical novel, The Naked Greek and a satire entitled, Ricky, Ghost Boy of General.
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