Hickston used to be just another sleepy village in the heart of the Great American Plains. That was before dozens of miraculous images of Jesus Christ were discovered in the most unlikely of places a young teen's soiled maxi pads. Now a throng of revival-seeking zealots has overrun the town, seeking to apotheosize Miriam Baxter, the reluctant prophetess whose unwilling vagina brought forth the phenomenal feminine napkins of God. Unfortunately for poor Miriam, the only woman who may be able to restore order to the universe is a sexually repressed neurotic who worships a cosmic, apocalyptic gopher named Tsemsar. In Eliot Stafford's new book, readers are invited to take an irreverent look at the confusing world of radical American Christianity through the eyes of eccentric heroine Martha James-a thirty-something millionaire with high anxiety and an unhealthy fixation on Muppets. Her quixotic adventures, as chronicled by retired OBGYN/amateur psychiatrist/fledgling novelist Daniel Morrison, will surely entertain, enlighten, inspire, and/or offend and enrage. Audacious and absurd; hilarious, yet heart-warming; inspiring, but mostly idiotic-The Great American Novel is a must read for all believers, wishers, and fairy-tale readers and people who think that certain Christians should be studied in a lab.