‘When Proctor McCullough decides to desert his comfortable London life to build a church on a clifftop, nobody knows what to make of it: McCullough is not religious. Is it a midlife crisis? Has he gone mad? Is he suffering a spiritual breakdown in a secular age, where identity is shaped by with wealth and status?
Or has he really been chosen by God for a new revelation?
McCullough finds himself torn between love for his family and a group of local drifters who are helping him to build his church.
When one of these drifters commits a shocking act to test his beliefs, McCullough finds himself pushed to the very limits of understanding and forgiveness.
As A God Might Be is an epic novel, and Proctor McCullough is a complex and deeply human character struggling to cope with the grand issues of modern life.’
NEIL GRIFFITHS is the author of two previous novels —Betrayal in Naples, winner of the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award, and Saving Caravaggio, shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year—both published by Penguin. He is also the founder of the Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses. He lives in London.