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Dragons of the Book of Mormon by Johnny Townsend

Dragons of the Book of Mormon

by Johnny Townsend

246 pages
Literary Mormon stories--superheroes, tithing, gay weddings, and more.

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About the Book
In this collection of Mormon short stories, we see a supporter of Prop 8 forced to attend his boss's gay wedding. A devout Latter-day Saint struggling to pay his bills wonders if he should keep paying tithing, even after being excommunicated. A reporter seeks the identity of Salt Lake's new superhero--a masked man wearing temple clothes who mysteriously shows up at crime scenes. A woman is murdered in the temple on her wedding day. A man injured in a terrorist bombing reflects on his own contribution to the misery in the world. A young woman confronted by eye-opening information on the Internet makes a heroic quest to the Church Office Building in Salt Lake to discover the answers to her questions. A man committed to marrying a virgin in the temple loses his wife on their wedding anniversary. One of the Three Nephites is missing in Pasadena.

 

Reviews
The pre-eminent documenter of alternative Mormon lifestyles...Townsend has a deep understanding of his characters, and his limpid prose, dry humor and well-grounded (occasionally magical) realism make their spiritual conundrums both compelling and entertaining. Another of Townsend's critical but affectionate and absorbing tours of Mormon discontent.
- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Dragons of the Book of Mormon is an "entertaining collection....Townsend's prose is sharp, clear, and easy to read, and his characters are well rendered..."
- Publishers Weekly

 

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About the Author
Johnny Townsend has published stories and essays in many publications. His book, The Abominable Gayman, was named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2011. His book, Marginal Mormons, was named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012.

 

 

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