The Sum of Our Gods: A Comedy as Black as God's Coffee

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Joe has been cursed. He must meet with Yahweh, the Creator, once a week for coffee, and listen to God complain. Unfortunately, Yahweh is a crotchety old deity with a pantheon of family problems. His son, Jesus, has been hiding out in the basement for 1700 years since he discovered his wife, the goddess of the Church, has been whoring it up with the gods of the state, of wealth, and now the goddess of anti-intellectualism. God's wife, Frigga, has basically stopped talking to Him, except to keep nagging Him about retiring. It seems like there will be a coup at every board meeting of the gods. Oh, and Jesus' estranged wife, Inanna, is plotting a terrorist attack to try to start a holy war. God is fed up with all the drama. He's perfectly tired and infinitely irritable. God doesn't seem too interested in human problems, but things are rocky between Joe and his wife, Christy, who is considering cheating with the handsome new adjunct professor who works with her at Western Oregon University. Also, the curse goes down to the fourth generation, so Joe has to figure out a way to protect his seven-year-old son, Dawkins, from sharing his fate. Joe's life is a comedy as black as God's coffee.
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About the author

Benjamin Gorman is a high school English teacher. He lives in Independence, Oregon with his wife, Paige, and their son, Noah. He's a devout believer in human beings and the power of their stories.

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Not a Pipe Publishing
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Published on
Nov 22, 2013
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Pages
264
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ISBN
9780989635219
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / General
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