Relationships are rekindled and old friendships are tested when Boone unexpectedly returns to Oklahoma under mysterious circumstances after living in New York for a year and appearing on a reality TV show. In the tradition of Don DeLillo and Raymond Carver, Cooler than Jesus is a novel about twenty-something Americans who are detached and jaded, but also still searching for purpose. More
After unexpectedly returning to his hometown in Oklahoma, Boone tries to reignite relationships with his old friends, a motley assortment of former artists, students, and regular people. His recent appearance on a reality dating show has created a buzz that follows him wherever he goes, often leading to compromising situations and unwanted attention.
In the meantime, Noel, the girlfriend who diligently waited for Boone to return, tries to pull him back into her life so he can fulfill promises made months ago under very different circumstances.
Cooler than Jesus is a novel about twenty-something Americans in search of love, fun, meaning, and higher purpose.