Southernmost by Silas House


When a flood washes away much of a small community in Tennessee, evangelical preacher Asher Sharp sees life anew. He’d lost a brother for being unable to embrace his coming out. Now he tries to offer shelter to two gay men, but his wife objects. Furious, Asher delivers a sermon defending gay rights and loses his job, his wife, and custody of his son, Justin. So he kidnaps Justin and heads to Key West, where he thinks his estranged brother lives.

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Asher Sharp is willing to give up everything for what he believes in. Except his son.

In the aftermath of a flood that washes away much of a small Tennessee town, evangelical preacher Asher Sharp offers shelter to two gay men. In doing so, he starts to see his life anew—and risks losing everything: his wife, locked into her religious prejudices; his congregation, which shuns Asher after he delivers a passionate sermon in defense of tolerance; and his young son, Justin, caught in the middle of what turns into a bitter custody battle.

With no way out but ahead, Asher takes Justin and flees to Key West, where he hopes to find his brother, Luke, whom he’d turned against years ago after Luke came out. And it is there, at the southernmost point of the country, that Asher and Justin discover a new way of thinking about the world, and a new way of understanding love.
In this stunning literary page-turner about judgment, courage, heartbreak, and change, bestselling author Silas House wrestles with the limits of belief, and with love and its consequences.

Southernmost by Silas House