The novel that has inspired such ardent allegiance is the story of Mr. Bobby Pickens, of Tula Springs, Louisiana, who gets a new lease on life - and comes almost to regret it. A gentle yet madcap comedy, filled with farce and true feeling, "Modern Baptists" is a novel that offers its readers the gift of abundant laughter.
James Wilcox is the author of seven novels. His eighth, Heavenly Days, has just been published. He is the head of the creative writing program at LSU, where he also teaches a course in literature and publishing. His publications include the novels Modern Baptists, North Gladiola, Miss Undine's Living Room, Sort of Rich, Polite Sex, Guest of a Sinner, and Plain and Normal. His short stories have been published in The New Yorker, Avenue, and Louisiana Literature.