Jesus Saves
Grove Press, 2012
Originally published 1999

Jesus Saves is a chilling horror story, a suburban gothic that explores the darkest limits of human degradation. Set in the strip malls and duplexes on the back side of suburbia, it’s the story of two girls: Ginger, a troubled minister’s daughter; and Sandy Patrick, who has been abducted from summer camp and now smiles from missing-child posters all over town.

“A consistently and disturbingly beautiful piece of writing. Darcey Steinke has found a trashy and intensely spiritual poetry in the suburban malls and backwoods of the South, and she has set them before us in gorgeous, unsettling prose.” – New York Times Book Review