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Fourth-generation serpent handler Cody Coots' childhood was surprisingly normal: a Huffy bike, playing drums on pots and pans in the kitchen, and watching WWE Wrestling with his dad – the famous serpent handling preacher, Jamie Coots.
But when a real-life monster walks into Cody's life, inflicting countless acts of unimaginable abuse upon the boy, Cody writes, “Just as there is a God who is all-powerful and all-loving…there is also a Devil who is evil beyond imagining…”
From his childhood spent mimicking serpent handlers by using belts as replacements, to dirty deeds done in the hollers around Harlan, Kentucky, this is a modern snapshot of life in the Appalachians near the Cumberland Gap In the Age of information.