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SALVATION ON SAND MOUTAIN: SNAKE HANDLING AND REDEMPTION IN SOUTHERN APPALA CHIA

By: Covington, Dennis

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Publishing: 1995

Seller ID: RWARE0000044693

ISBN: 0201622920

Condition: Good


After Covington, a writing instructor at the University of Alabama, novelis t (Lizard) and freelance journalist, covered the trial of a preacher convic ted of attempting to murder his wife with rattlesnakes, he was invited to a ttend a snake-handling service in Scottsville, Ala. He found the service ex hilarating and unsettling; he felt a kinship with the people, for he was on ly two generations removed from the hill country of Appalachia. Of Scottish -Irish descent, the handlers are religious mystics who believe in demons, d rink strychnine and drape rattlesnakes around their bodies. Covingto... View more info