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Didier Rain is broke, lovesick, and just off a three-day whiskey binge. And yet, The Church of the Restructured Truth has been told in a vision that he's the man to fulfill their Holy Prophecy. He must deliver Virtue - a blue-eyed infant - 1,000 miles along the western pioneer trail to their prophet's stronghold as his child bride to be. Savages, zealots, and wildfire all stand in Rain's way, not to mention a list of Thou-shalt-nots designed to thwart any man's most basic comforts. But, there's something holy about the job - something, Rain suspects, that might just turn his sorry life toward a better path.
In Delivering Virtue - Book One of The Epic of Didier Rain - Brian Kindall takes the classic novel of the West and turns it on its head. Grandiloquent humor, pathos, and a cast of absurd and depraved characters all come together in an American Frontier world inspired by myth and legend, creating a surreal and disarmingly poignant adventure reviewers are calling a triumph of American Magical Realism.
A magnet for trouble. A dubious destiny. His quest for true love could succeed, if only his moral compass didn't point South.
The American West, 1850. Former French dandy Didier Rain's weakness for saloon girls, money, and whiskey keep derailing his plan to join the pantheon of epic poets. So, when he's approached by holy men claiming he's part of a prophecy, he agrees to transport an infant bride for a soul-selling sum of $30,000. But to fulfill his foretold role, he'll have to succeed at the one task he's always failed: keeping his pants buttoned.
Unable to resist lustful impulses and outrageously depraved detours, Rain wreaks havoc through his augured misfortunes. Riding the treacherous pioneer landscape, his non-existent survival instincts send him down a trail littered with his own sin and probable doom.
Will Rain's questionable care deliver the girl to her groom unsullied by his unsavory pursuits?
Delivering Virtue, A Dark Comedy Adventure of the West is the first book in the sublimely twisted historical magical realism series, The Epic of Didier Rain. If you like absurdist fiction, witty wordplay, and sordid humor, then you'll love Brian Kindall's quirky foray into a reimagined American Frontier.
Buy Delivering Virtue to teeter on a tightrope between the sacred and profane today