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And God Said, Billy!

(2013)
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And God Said 'Billy!' is a darkly comic coming-of-age story written by the master story teller that House of Sand and Fog author Andre Dubus III hailed as the funniest American writer since Mark Twain. The story is set in the 1980s and is about Billy, a young fundamentalist Christian who feels called to go to Hollywood to make "God's movie." But everything goes off the rails when he accepts a job to direct a soft-porn slasher/exploitation film in apartheid-era South Africa. He makes this "It's a deal not a movie" picture even though he has to bust the US entertainment industry's anti-apartheid sanctions in hopes his "worldly movie" will be "used by God" as a "stepping stone" to making his own divinely sanctioned "End Times" picture. Billy loses his fundamentalist faith, his film career, his family and more.



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"Schaeffer's gift as a novelist are more than comic his writing has a deeper river flowing through it, one that is sensual and full of true grace." - Andre Dubus III


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September 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: And God Said, Billy! - A Novel
Author(s): Frank Schaeffer
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Title: And God Said, "Billy!": A Novel
Author(s): Frank Schaeffer
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