- Publisher: Andrew Benzie Books
- ISBN: 978-1-941713-88-4
Twentyhundred is Dan Wilson’s satirical odyssey from a boyhood in Depression-era Arkansas, meandering through the Southwest and arriving as a man with high aspirations atop Nob Hill, San Francisco. The irreverent Dan and his brother Jeremiah suffer their mother’s obsession to make them preach holy-roller, hellfire and brimstone, talking-in-tongues, snake handling and the Book of Revelation apocalypse coming December 31, 1999. This tale is knife sharp with laughs that lays bare the hardscrabble, born-again culture of backwoods Arkansas and the effete San Francisco truffle-nibbling, wine-sipping, upper crust society. Jeremiah becomes a TV evangelist with a Lord Land Pearly Gates roller coaster to volcano hell then heaven while “sinner” Dan is focused on learning the ways of wineries, old money Nob Hill, and winning the love of his life before she yields to a planned from birth blue blood marriage mistake. Twentyhundred has contrasts, comedic scenes, and a tender love story.