Philatory Ink

It took author Scott Seeke fifteen years, and a major motion picture, to learn the truth about Uncle Bush Breazeale. His new book Uncle Bush’s Live Funeral  is the incredible story of this feared hermit who held his funeral while he was still alive in 1938, and ten thousand people came. Uncle Bush was the inspiration for the acclaimed 2010 film Get Low, which Seeke cowrote.

“No one would talk to us when we were researching Get Low,” said the author. “It took a long time to earn the trust of the locals, but I think readers will agree that the real story was well worth the wait.”

In 1898, young Felix “Uncle Bush” Breazeale was accused of murdering a local constable. Though he was acquitted, his reputation never recovered. Trapped by his culture and past, Bush became ostracized. As he aged and his family started to die, his only companion was his faithful trick mule. The idea of a live funeral to clear his name grabbed attention and headlines. It worked, and Bush became nationally famous. Uncle Bush’s Live Funeral shows that any outcast can find acceptance, and any label can be overcome, all masterfully told by author Scott Seeke.

Scott Seeke has also written for The Lutheran magazine. He is active on Twitter, Facebook, and his blog A Lutheran pastor, he lives outside Atlanta with his wife and two children.

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Philatory Ink is the non-fiction imprint of Reliquary Press.

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Uncle Bush’s Live Funeral by Scott Seeke