The Hallelujah Side: A Novel

The Hallelujah Side: A Novel

Rhoda Huffey


“It have been a moment Coming sky all day, which intended they could be in heaven through this evening.”
 
So starts off the uproarious and soft story of Roxanne Fish, daughter of Sister Zelda Fish and Pastor Winston Fish of the 1st meeting of God Church of Ames, Iowa, who think fervently within the impending go back of Jesus to take the Christians as much as heaven. The Fishes’ older daughter, Colleen, desires no a part of their exuberant religion (“Where are you going, younger lady?” “To locate my real family!”), yet Roxy longs to be kept whilst she fears her sinful wants, resembling marrying Elvis Presley whilst she grows up. If she grows up.
Roxy lives in an international populated by way of angels with blue noses and demons who stick to her round whispering “God doesn’t like you.” And sinners, sinners all over, simply identifiable by means of their make-up and capri pants and data of tv courses. Her soul’s trip via this depraved international to her personal specific salvation—with an support from the Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin—is unforgettable.
Rhoda Huffey’s affection for her characters shines in each line. She handles huge subject matters with a convinced hand, ideal comedian timing, and an utter originality that make The Hallelujah facet a joy.

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