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Southernmost

Written by: Silas House
Narrated by: Charlie Thurston
Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
Categories: Literature & Fiction, LGBT

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Publisher's Summary

In this stunning novel about judgment, courage, heartbreak, and change, author Silas House wrestles with the limits of belief and the infinite ways to love. 

In the aftermath of a flood that washes away much of a small Tennessee town, evangelical preacher Asher Sharp offers shelter to two gay men. In doing so, he starts to see his life anew - and risks losing everything: his wife, locked into her religious prejudices; his congregation, which shuns Asher after he delivers a passionate sermon in defense of tolerance; and his young son, Justin, caught in the middle of what turns into a bitter custody battle. 

With no way out but ahead, Asher takes Justin and flees to Key West, where he hopes to find his brother, Luke, whom he'd turned against years ago after Luke came out. And it is there, at the southernmost point of the country, that Asher and Justin discover a new way of thinking about the world, and a new way of understanding love. 

Southernmost is a tender and affecting book, a meditation on love and its consequences.

©2018 Silas House (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

"[Narrator Charlie] Thurston's evocative performance leaves the listener filled with a potent combination of hope, joy, and sadness." (AudioFile)

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  • Jane G.
  • 28-10-18

Wonderful

This is music and art painting words. I am sad to see it end. The people are real and the narration is musical to listen to. I would give it a 10 star rating. Asher Justin will live in my head for a long time

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  • Lisa Martin
  • 15-09-18

Held my attention

Appealing character. I appreciated the sense of regret and lost chances. Nicely narrated-fit the book.

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  • RonH
  • 21-08-19

Loved it!

I thought this was a very thoughtful story and I didn't want it to end. I would like to read a sequel and hear more about Evonna & Luke- expanding their story lines.

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  • TSmith
  • 22-05-19

The touching story of...

a man that turns his back on everything he's ever known for his son, his brother and strangers that become family.
The narrator's soft Southern drawl had me from his first words. It felt like home

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-03-19

Story telling is productive

House’s writing suggests to me that storytelling trumps legislation or exhortation at eliciting change and growth.

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  • Aminah
  • 28-02-19

Well done!

I have been carrying around a hardcover copy of this amazing book for months, but have not been able to dedicate the time to finish... until I realized last week that it was out on audiobook.

I love all things written by @SilasHouse. I have devoured each and every one of his books. He’s an amazing author who I am proud to know. But just let me tell you- this book broke me down something fierce. So well written I felt every scene, every emotion. Well done 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 friend, well done! A recommended must read.

@charlietthurston did a great job with the narration, bringing this story to life. Great accents and character differentiation.

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  • Katherine Cox
  • 11-02-19

Good idea, terrible execution

Good idea for a story but lazy and sometimes unbelievable plot developments along with little character development made this book a real disappointment. Stereotypes and platitudes abound.

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  • Kevin
  • 10-01-19

Wow!

A beautiful story of self discovery and redemption made only better by a compelling performance by the narrator.