Homophobia is an ugly place to live; some people grow up there and never leave. Asher Sharpe, an evangelical preacher in small-town Tennessee, is moved to shelter two gay men during a terrible flood, but his wife refuses out of fear for their son. Meanwhile Sharpe can't stop thinking about his estranged gay brother. His conflict with his wife, and eventually with his work and community, leads to desperate actions, making this book as suspenseful as it is tender. Take this book home with you, you won't regret it.