Imitating Elvis isn’t enough for Doyle Brisendine. He wants to be Elvis. Then a young woman offers him cash and a ride in an antique pink Cadillac to a replica of Elvis’s Graceland. Captured by a cult ruled by a ruthless matriarch called Mama escape seems impossible . . .
A satirical novel about a religious cult built around the worship of Elvis Presley.
Burrell’s first novel skillfully combines the macabre with the clownish. On the one hand, the cult, as portrayed here, is utterly ridiculous, as it’s essentially a maniacal fan club that transforms its members’ celebrity crush into a rhapsodic spirituality. Everyone in the cult plays a theatrical role, drawn from Elvis’ real life, in a laboriously staged effort to replace the disappointment of cult ...
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