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"What Garrison Keillor has done for Lake Wobegon, Edgerton has done
for Listre, creating a place of battered charms and dog-eared
-"The Washington Post
"Here, evil comes to sleepy Listre, N.C., circa 1950, in the form of a stranger with a pencil-thin mustache and a trunkful of dirty movies. Listre is the kind of rustic crossroads where the most exciting event in years was a collision between a mule and a pickup truck, where boys slip over to the Gulf station for a Nehi and a peek at the pinup calendar, and where everybody knows everybody else's secrets. It's the kind of place, in other words, where it seems like nothing ever changes-until the fateful day when everything changes at once."
"Hilarious . . . Wonderful . . . Edgerton engagingly captures small-town America."
-"Atlanta Journal & Constitution
"As much the story of a man who brings random badness into a good place as it is the story of a boy's search for his own salvation."
" The New York Times Book Review
"His best book since "Walking Across Egypt.""
"-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"
"A wonderful gallery of comic characters . . . In Clyde Edgerton, Southern Baptists have found a laureate to uncover their rich humor and humanity and to share without condescension or condemnation."
-"The Boston Globe
"Side-splittingly funny . . . Clyde Edgerton is the love child of Dave Barry and Flannery O'Connor."
"-Raleigh News and Observer"
"THIS MAY BE EDGERTON'S BEST NOVEL."
-"Newark Star-Ledger "
"Pitch the revival tent and sing hallelujah! Clyde Edgerton has returned to Listre . . . and for his legions of fans, that's cause for rejoicing. . . . "Where Trouble Sleeps "features an array of the wonderfully human, often quirky characters we've come to expect. . . . As always, Edgerton skewers the hypocritical and sanctimonious with hilarious deftness. . . . Beneath the comic flourishes lies