Saint Catastrophe

Sarah Jilek

Saint Catastrophe

GRITTY AND VISCERAL DARK COMEDY

What Do You Do When a Cult Kicks You Out?

All Beth Riddle wanted was a family, but having failed to rescue her childhood friend from the clutches of a dangerous cult leader, the twenty-something graduate student must gather her own legion of devotees to take revenge. Beth’s return to her childhood home sparks a war between the cult, a powerful local family, and a violent biker gang. When she flees, the armed conflict only follows, luring her back to her own destructive destiny. A darkly hallucinogenic modern noir romp through sex, crime, and comedy.

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Have you ever wondered what Mama Mia would look like if you put the cast in a cult? Well, this is exactly what would happen. One of my favorite things about Jilek’s writing is how she begins her stories like a Shakespeare play.

Lisa Miller

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Dark, trippy, and exquisitely visceral. If Flannery O’Connor’s and Daniel Woodrell’s fictional worlds collided, Jilek’s writing would be their wild and precocious literary love child.

– Laura Benedict, Edgar-nominated author of The Stranger Inside

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I can’t remember the last time I read a book that made me feel so many things at once – it is a gripping, hilarious, chilling, harrowing, and touching story. An absolute must-read for everybody, and especially anybody who is looking for a book that will keep you reading at the edge of your seat.

– Audrey Holmes