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Marginal Mormons by Johnny Townsend

Marginal Mormons

by Johnny Townsend

246 pages
Mormon drug addicts, political protestors, schizophrenics, con artists, and more.

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About the Book
Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012

What happens when a High Priest becomes addicted to crack cocaine? Should an unemployed bank teller take in a homeless protestor from the Occupy movement? Do gay people have positive near-death experiences or unhappy ones? Is there a way to splice the empathy gene into the genome of every human? Can a schizophrenic woman on anti-delusional drugs still keep her belief in an intangible God? Will a childless biochemist be able to find fulfillment by taking part in a mission to Mars? Should a meek stay-at-home Mom become involved in an international protest against fracking? Not every Latter-day Saint has a mainstream story to tell, but these soul-searching people are all still more than the marginal Mormons headquarters would like us to believe.

 

Reviews
An irreverent, honest look at life outside the mainstream Mormon Church... Throughout his musings on sin and forgiveness, Townsend beautifully demonstrates his characters' internal, perhaps irreconcilable struggles... Rather than anger and disdain, he offers an honest portrayal of people searching for meaning and community in their lives, regardless of their life choices or secrets.
- Kirkus Reviews

 

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About the Author
Johnny Townsend Johnny Townsend has published stories and essays in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Humanist, The Progressive, Glimmer Train, The Massachusetts Review, and in many other publications. His book, The Abominable Gayman, was named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2011.

 

 

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