“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
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’.
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.
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.