“You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, make them twice the prisoner of hell as they were before.”
– Jesus of Nazareth
THE GOD DAM is the story of one such convert: seventeen-year-old Tyler Rose, whose horrific childhood – and later indoctrination into Christian Fundamentalism – drives him to the brink of Niagara Falls, and a ‘leap of faith’ that he hopes will finally please his ‘Father in Heaven’.
When he opens his eyes, he is astonished to learn that he is not yet dead, but rather suspended in Limbo, where he is further surprised to meet his unborn twin, Angelina, who informs him that he still has time to change his mind – not about what he has done, but what he believes: About fathers, God, and most importantly, himself.
With Angelina’s inside knowledge and guidance, Tyler finally begins to recover from his abusive past, and comes to understand how religion – and its most fanatical believers – exploited and built on that abuse. But this knowledge, enlightening as it may be, is not enough to liberate him from his prison of beliefs. Before he can be truly free, and perhaps return to the realm of the living, he will need to confront – and somehow destroy – the most terrifying creation known to humankind, waiting for him in the darkness beyond The God Dam.