In this hilarious novel by the author of Walking Across Egypt, Preston Clearwater has been a criminal since stealing 1600 pairs of aviator sunglasses from the army during WWII. Now on the road in North Carolina as a member of a car-theft ring, he picks up hitchhiking Henry Dampier, an innocent 20-year-old Bible salesman. Clearwater immediately recognizes Henry as the smart but gullible associate he needs—one who will believe they are working undercover for the FBI … and one who will drive the stolen car as Clearwater himself follows at a safe distance.
"How good it feels to throw back one's head and howl with a great comic novel. The 'burial tuck' alone should make The Bible Salesman a classic."—David Sedaris