Perhaps best known as the host of CBS's The Late Late Show
, Scottish comedian Craig Ferguson is also a talented writer, having both this novel and a well-received memoir to his name. His fiction debut--about a Scottish televangelist, a pair of illegitimate half-brothers from the deep South, and a man dying of cancer--features slightly bizarre humor laced with cultural parodies and satire (which will be unsurprising to readers familiar with Ferguson's comedy). Reviewers raved about this book: Booklist
called it a "strange, funny, profane, surreal, and surprisingly moving first novel." Fans of Carl Hiaasen will likely enjoy its energy.