by Josh Langston
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The town of Resurrection doesn’t exist. Residents pay no taxes and receive no services. And they LIKE it that way. So when an IRS auditor called “The Executioner” starts nosing around, everyone in Resurrection gets nervous. Built and populated by country folk, American Indians, and the operators of a traveling carnival, Resurrection has some unique ideas about what life should be like.
The Great Depression destroyed lives. It also killed a few municipalities, like the tiny Alabama hamlet of Weewatumpka. Between the economy, politics, and a massive flood, the town was completely cut off from the rest of the world.
Resurrection, the town built on the ruins of Weewatumpka, takes the idea of personal responsibility to unprecedented heights.
“Resurrection Blues” follows several people whose lives are irrevocably changed by the little town which–as far as any government is concerned–isn’t there.
Human foibles and out-of-the-box thinking make this humorous and insightful book a joy to read. Resurrection is more than just a town; it’s a way of life, something each of the main characters is striving to change.