"Bullets, Booze and Bastards"
When his wife inexplicably flees from home with their infant son, Jesús Ángel García struggles to redefine himself by being of service on both sides of the Southern cultural divide. By day, he works as the humble, God-fearing webmaster for First Church of the Church Before Church. At night, he plays the part of sexual messiah on fallenangels, an online social network for extreme desires. Blinded by righteousness, obsession and identity confusion, Jesús refuses to change his path even as it leads to the greatest of sins.
“badbadbad is a strange, off-trail romp through a Deep South inhabited by Born Again preachers and twisted badbadbad girls. The ghosts of Elmer Gantry and Chester Himes haunt this hip-hop vision of the new South.”
— Jonathan Woods, author of Bad Juju and Other Tales of Madness and Mayhem
“Jesús Ángel García has given us a story that not only mimics but answers our manic, semi-virtual lives and the question of how to redeem ourselves: a rollicking, sexy, razor-witted romp with heart.”
— Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart
“badbadbad is a blasphemous literary adventure. Jesús Ángel García is more than a powerful new voice of our generation; his cult is bent on taking over heaven and earth.”
— Tony DuShane, author of Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk
“Jesús Ángel García successfully merges the pulpy feel of those old-fashioned gas station novels with something as dark and surreal as a David Lynch film.”
— Michael Seidlinger, author of The Day We Delay
“If Philip Roth and Flannery O’Connor had a disinherited love child who worked simultaneously for Jimmy Swaggart and The Advocate, he might grow up to write a novel like Jesús Ángel García’s badbadbad.”
— Kyle Minor, author of In the Devil’s Territory
“An exhilarating and frightening book, badbadbad is about the laying of hands—to heal, to arouse, to end…”
— Lindsay Hunter, author of Daddy’s